A record number of Albuquerque residents have cast ballots as election day nears for an ordinance that will decide whether women will continue to have the right to terminate pregnancies after 20 weeks’ gestation in the city. If passed, the ban would effectively cut off access to abortions after 20 weeks in the entire region.
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The bill, a companion to the House’s HR 1797, would ban abortions after 20 weeks in all 50 states.
The future of the fight over abortion rights will not be determined by viability or fetal rights. It will be determined by brick-and-mortar clinic access.
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 federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.
Even with a packed docket, the Roberts Court could find room to take up important cases on pregnant workers’ rights as well as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
If the Supreme Court takes up the challenge to Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, it could mean a direct shot to Roe v. Wade.
The Albuquerque City Council has scheduled a vote on a petitioned 20-week abortion ban in the city for November 19, after councilors questioned the constitutionality of the ordinance and “struggled with whether they were required to schedule a vote on the measure.”