Both TX's admitting privileges & surgical center requirements violate the Constitution, Justice Breyer writes for the #SCOTUS majority.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) June 27, 2016
A 5-3 decision ruled that HB-2 in Texas is an unconstitutional burden on the ability of women to access legal pre-viability abortions in Texas.
Ginsburg’s (surprisingly short) concurrence: ‘It is beyond rational belief that HB2 could genuinely protect the health of women"
— Sam Baker (@sam_baker) June 27, 2016
A lot more from lawyers later.
The quick consensus is that complete and utter bullshit claims that restricting abortion access through running providers through the ringer are under serious threat. The Ginsburg concurrence hints that TRAAP laws (Targeted Regulation Against Abortion Providers) should be assumed to be unconstitutional. The longer term policy and advocacy goal should be to have a standard in place that anything that treats abortion providers differently than providers of other services of roughly similar risk (mole removal for instance) is an unconstitutional burden.