Pro-Choicers Celebrate Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion.

Demonstrators celebrate on hearing the ruling in Washington, on June 27, 2016.

In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law  that said clinics providing abortion services must meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. And it required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Lead plaintiff Amy Hagstrom-Miller, left, President and CEO of Whole Woman's Health and Nancy Northup, President and Chief Executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights, wave in celebration to supporters as they walk down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters
Pro-choice supporters celebrate outside the court. MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPA
Pro-life activists pray on the steps of the court. Pete Marovich / Getty Images
Pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate on the steps of the Supreme Court. Pete Marovich / Getty Images
Abortion rights activists Morgan Hopkins of Boston, left, and Alison Turkos of New York City, rejoice. J. Scott Applewhite / AP
A reporter runs out of the court shortly after the decision was announced. MANDEL NGAN / AFP - Getty Images
Pro-life activist, Ryan Orr, 17, of Manassas, Va, holds a silent vigil as he waits for rulings in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Pete Marovich / Getty Images

A protester holds up a sign in front of the court.

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