U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts this week helped the court’s “living document” caucus strike down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital in June Medical Services v. Russo. In 2016, Roberts upheld the same abortion restriction in his dissent against the court’s Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and still says that the Texas case was decided wrongly. Yet his enduring devotion to stare decisis (precedent) leads him to save the abortion industry from restrictions designed to guard the health of the mother.
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CORRECTION: The Supreme Court’s Wickard v. Filburn ruling happened in 1942, not 1947 as Scott Ott mentioned.