The Friday ruling came after Munoz’s family asked a court to let them bury her.
Attorneys say the sex of the now-22-week-old fetus inside Marlise Munoz’s body cannot be determined due to “deformed” lower extremities, and it also suffers from hydrocephalus and an as yet undetermined heart problem.
Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options: drive hundreds of miles; continue their pregnancy; schedule a later, more expensive procedure once they find the means to pay; or attempt to self-induce an abortion using occasionally dangerous and often ineffective means.
The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to be.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Lindsay Beyerstein reports on what she learned spending time in the Rio Grande Valley, where legal abortion has been regulated out of existence. The battle over buffer zones in front of clinics goes to the Supreme Court, and right-wing media is turning every story they can into an opportunity to bash women.
An abortion clinic owner says her staff was sent into a “panic” Wednesday morning after suspicious envelopes were found taped to facility doors. The false alarm came the same day the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments challenging a buffer zone law designed to protect patients and clinic workers from anti-choice protesters.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis out-raised her presumed Republican opponent for the governor’s seat, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, during the second half of 2013.
The husband of the 33-year-old pregnant Texas woman who collapsed in her home just before Thanksgiving has filed suit against the hospital that refuses to take her off life support, despite her stated wishes against such treatment.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
On this episode of Reality Cast, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Amanda Allen explains what to expect in 2014 in the States. In another segment, I discuss a lawsuit that is exposing the true motivations behind the attacks on the contraception mandate, and it looks like the Texas anti-abortion law is headed to the Supreme Court.