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P092905PM-0163dh President George W. Bush watches Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, as Judge John G. Roberts is sworn-in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States by Associated Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Judge Roberts' wife Jane is seen holding the Bible. White House photo by Paul Morse

By John Jakubisin, CNSNews, June 22, 2020

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on an abortion case that is similar to a 2016 case in which Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the conservative minority on the court,  Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Given the similarities in the two cases, court-watchers are anxious to see if Roberts will side with the liberal wing of the court, like he did in two major rulings last week, or if he will stick to his earlier reasoning.

The case being decided, June Medical Services v Russo, concerns a Louisiana state law, Act 620.  The law passed in 2014 and it requires that, “a physician performing or inducing an abortion shall: ‘have active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced.’”

Several abortion clinics and doctors challenged the Act, which has driven the matter all the way to the Supreme Court.  …

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