Supreme Court rejects two new abortion cases

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand lower court rulings that blocked restrictions on doctors who perform abortions in Mississippi and Wisconsin a day after the court struck down a similar measure in Texas.

The laws in both states required doctors to have admitting privileges, a type of difficult-to-obtain formal affiliation, with a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the abortion clinic. Both were put on hold by lower courts. The Mississippi law would have shut down the only clinic in the state if it had gone into effect.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)