A photo of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. by Kjetil Ree/Flickr.

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck a Louisiana anti-abortion law identical to one deemed unconstitutional in Texas four years ago, in a landmark ruling for abortion rights. The law was expected to decimate abortion access in the state.

And in a double-win for reproductive rights advocates, the court found that abortion providers do have the legal standing to sue over state laws, on behalf of their patient’s constitutional right to an abortion.

That decision is profound, protecting dozens of ongoing federal cases and shoring up the reproductive rights movement’s ability to fight state laws.

Read more on this developing story at WWNO.