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12:00 AM, February 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 09, 2019

US top court blocks Louisiana abortion law

The US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana law that critics say would limit access to abortion in the southern state. The decision was made by a narrow majority -- 5 votes to 4 -- with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's progressive justices to block the legislation, which would have taken effect Friday. It was considered a test for the high court, swung to the right under President Donald Trump.

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