Our searchable tool has been updated to include final responses from 48 state attorneys general and 41 state health departments about a wide range of issues involving abortion. The additional responses support our earlier analysis—that abortion in the United States is overwhelmingly safe and highly regulated.
It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.
A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.
On Wednesday, National Advocates for Pregnant Women announced a lawsuit has been filed challenging a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to take pregnant women into custody against their will to “protect a fetus.”
While the current political environment in Wisconsin favors GOP lawmakers devoted to the anti-choice agenda, politicians hoping to appeal to a wider audience may need to reconsider how to gain the support of voters both inside and outside their base, while balancing the need for support from the major anti-choice action groups.
A legal battle in Wisconsin may be setting up a test case on whether Catholic hospitals can ever deny admitting privileges to abortion providers.
The legal battle over Wisconsin’s admitting privileges law may be setting up a new fight involving religious hospitals.
Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.
If their request is granted, a November trial on the constitutionality of the law would be delayed for months.
In a harshly worded opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday that the state’s admitting privileges law is likely unconstitutional.