The U.S. Supreme Court Friday put a hold on Louisiana’s abortion clinic law, NBC News reported.
Doctors and clinics said the 2014 law, which required doctors to be affiliated with nearby hospitals, would force clinics to stop the procedures.
Justice Clarence Thomas would have allowed the Louisiana law to continue in effect while a legal challenge moves through the courts, the brief order said.
The court’s action could suggest a similar provision in Texas is also in trouble. A statement by the court Friday said the order should not be read to suggest how the Texas case will be decided.