Comparison Case: June Medical Services

Could this abortion case go to High Court?

Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio reported on this recent oral arguments heard at the Supreme Court. The Louisiana statute at issue requires any abortion doctors to carry admitting privileges at a local hospital before performing abortions.  The doctors have challenged the law in the case of June Medical Services v. Stephen Russo, Louisiana Secretary of Health and Hospitals

Listen to the story and consider the issues and then answer the questions below.


Link to NPR


Questions for completion

1. How is this case similar and different from the Roe v. Wade case?

2. Can the Court accept this case and decide differently than it did in the Roe case?  Why or why not?

3. What do you think will be the ultimate outcome of this controversy and why?