A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night agreed to temporarily block a Louisiana abortion clinic law that opponents claimed was nearly identical to a Texas law the justices struck down in 2016.

In the case June Medical Services v. Gee, the high court approved an emergency request to stay a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld the law’s restrictions on abortion providers. The law was set to take effect Feb. 4, but the justices put it on hold through Thursday to review the arguments.

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