The ruling, while limited, is the first loss for marriage equality advocates since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling last year in U.S. v. Windsor.
On Thursday, the State of Texas called its final defense witnesses arguing for the necessity of new abortion regulations that require abortion-providing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion facilities to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers.
Currently, Pennsylvania has two enacted buffer zones, in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, and a proposed bill to establish buffer zones across the state. But like the legal fate of buffer zones in the country following the McCullen decision, the bill remains “in limbo.”
So far two states, Utah and Oklahoma, have filed petitions asking the Roberts Court to uphold their respective state bans on marriage equality. Elsewhere, attorneys for the State of Virginia filed their petition for review with the Roberts Court on Friday.
On Wednesday, the State of Texas presented its first witnesses in a federal court hearing concerning the latest legal challenge to HB 2, the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.
The Roberts Court ruled in favor of corporate religious rights in Hobby Lobby. Does this mark the end to some of this fight?
Two Texas abortion providers testified in federal court today about the difficulties they say they’ve faced keeping their doors open after the passage of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson didn’t just block an Alabama admitting privileges requirement. He also made a powerful case for how targeted regulations of abortion providers further stigmatize abortion providers and patients.
On Monday, the first day of a new legal challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, expert witnesses testified that regulations in the state have negatively affected the ability of pregnant people who live in south and west Texas to access legal abortion care.
The ruling did not block the law permanently; it extends a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect.