The ruling is the second one this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction take effect beginning November 1.
The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.
Amendment 1’s proponents claim that it “neutralizes” the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee’s constitution.
The emergency request comes after a lower court ruled the law could take effect November 1.
In the opening month of its term, the Supreme Court issued emergency orders on voting rights and abortion access in Texas. RH Reality Check‘s Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the overlap right now in the fight for reproductive and voting rights in the wake of these two big Supreme Court orders.
Attorneys the Center for Reproductive Rights say they’re planning to file an emergency appeal with the state supreme court.
The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit.
The rules are the result of months of discussion with campus officials, victim advocates, and students to figure out how to implement the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
Immigrant rights groups sued the federal government on Tuesday to compel the Obama administration to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children.
If Colorado expands the definition of “person” and “child” in its criminal code to include “unborn human beings,” the results would be especially devastating for Latina women and other women of color.