Staff members at the last remaining legal abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley have been repeatedly left without a job in the wake of flip-flopping court decisions.
The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit.
A series of orders from the Roberts Court in both voting and abortion rights cases is setting the stage for a future battle over the role of the federal courts in checking lawmaker bias.
“Tomorrow, thirteen clinics across the state will be allowed to reopen and provide women with safe and legal abortion care in their own communities,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement following the ruling.
In an order issued Thursday night the Roberts Court ruled Wisconsin officials could not enforce voter identification requirements in the November general election.
Attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court that closing all but eight clinics in the state is an “inconvenience” but not an undue burden on abortion rights.
An order issued Wednesday lifts an appeals court order blocking several portions of a 2013 North Carolina law designed to make voting harder in the state.
Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck two more state-level same-sex marriage bans, setting the stage for marriage equality in at least 35 states.
The University of Notre Dame has jumpstarted the efforts of religiously affiliated nonprofits to get the Roberts Court to weigh in on the accommodation to the birth control benefit.
The ongoing federal challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law made its way to the nation’s highest court on Monday evening, with abortion providers asking Justice Antonin Scalia to put an appeals court decision on hold while their case makes its way through the judicial system.