The Supreme Court is taking up the first major abortion case of the Trump era, an election-year look at a Louisiana dispute that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to roll back abortion rights.
The outcome could have huge consequences at a time when several states have passed severe restrictions, including a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks.
On Wednesday the justices are examining a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The dispute is centered around the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which was enacted in June 2014.
The case is June Medical Services LLC v. Russo.