A decision from Arkansas reinforces fetal viability as a constitutional bright line for abortion restrictions, even as more early abortion bans pass in the states.
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts will take the order overturning its decision to revoke the medical license of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, a Kansas abortion provider, to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
The decision strikes one of the most restrictive anti-abortion measures in the country but leaves in place other components of the law.
The settlement will keep open the state’s only abortion clinic but won’t prevent future challenges to the law.
Two groups have appealed the dismissal of their challenge to an Arizona anti-choice restriction that they argue unconstitutionally relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against and shame Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who decide to end their pregnancies.
Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.
A veto in Arizona may have meant the demise of one attempt to further enshrine discrimination in the name of religious liberty, but the larger threat from the Supreme Court remains.
State laws in Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, and elsewhere that would enshrine discrimination in the name of “religious liberty” have faced political setbacks, but a legal victory isn’t certain yet.
Much of the defense of the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act has focused on the public benefit to making contraception widely available and affordable. But there are a lot of reasons to uphold the mandate that have nothing to do with birth control.
Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?