Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

 Pro-choice demonstrators wave signs and make their voices heard after the Supreme Court upheld abortion rights in a 5-3 decision, in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2016. (J. Oni / VOA News)

Pro-choice demonstrators wave signs and make their voices heard after the Supreme Court upheld abortion rights in a 5-3 decision, in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2016. (J. Oni / VOA News)

{VOA NEWS/WASHINGTON} —The U.S. Supreme Court upheld abortion rights Monday, ruling that states across the country had no right to curb the constitutional right of women to end their pregnancies by imposing an “undue burden” on them to limit their access to abortion clinics.

The 5-3 decision was perhaps the court’s most important abortion rights ruling in a quarter century.

The majority overturned a law in the southwestern state of Texas, similar to that enacted in other states, that required abortion doctors to have patient-admitting privileges at hospitals near their abortion clinics and that their clinics be equipped with costly hospital-grade healthcare equipment.  READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.