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WBUR Legal Analyst Nancy Gertner On SCOTUS Rulings11:42
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Abortion rights activists Morgan Hopkins of Boston, left, and Alison Turkos of New York City, celebrate on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to close. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Abortion rights activists Morgan Hopkins of Boston, left, and Alison Turkos of New York City, celebrate on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to close. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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The Supreme Court struck down parts of a Texas law that imposed strict requirements on abortion providers Monday, in what's being called the court's most sweeping ruling on abortion since the early 1990s.

The law required clinics to meet standards for surgical centers, and that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. In a 5-3 ruling, the high court said those restrictions went too far. The ruling could have major implications for similar laws in other states.

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Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge, senior lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and WBUR legal analyst.

This segment aired on June 27, 2016.

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