I know that abortion may be something that you oppose. I respect that. For some families, however, and for victims or rape, incest or for matters of personal choice, others may choose abortion. The news today about abortion rights is quite dramatic, particularly considering the current make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court. As you know, we have only eight justices since the death of Antonino Scalia.
In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law that required physicians in abortion clinics to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers.
SCOTUS Blog, discussing the decision in Whole Woman's Health et al. v. Hellerstedt said: "Texas's admitting-privileges and surgical-center requirements place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution."
According to the New York Times, the ruling means that "similar restrictions in other states are most likely also unconstitutional, and it imperils many other kinds of restrictions." New York Times: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions
On NPR, Nina Totenburg discussed it here.
You may read the opinion here: Download Whole Woman's Health et al. v. Hellerstedt