In the early hours of Tuesday morning, following a filibuster led by Sen. Scott Sifton (D-St. Louis) that had stalled the legislature for only a few hours, the Missouri Senate passed a bill to extend the waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.
In a decision interpreting the state’s chemical endangerment statute, two justices of the Alabama Supreme Court argued for jailing women who terminate pregnancies.
If the federal appeals court overturns a lower court order blocking Mississippi’s hospital admitting privileges law, the state could lose its only remaining abortion clinic.
What does “choice” mean in an age of targeted restrictions on abortion providers?
The Alabama state legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that would extend the waiting period for having an abortion from 24 to 48 hours, and three other anti-choice bills could see a senate floor vote before close of session Thursday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on provisions of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law that raises the question: How many bodies will be enough for courts like the Fifth Circuit?
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Texas can force abortion providers to obtain hospital admitting privileges, and require medication abortion to be dispensed according to less effective 14-year-old protocols.
If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.
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 latest wave of clinic closures in Texas illustrates how absurd judging abortion restrictions under the “undue burden” test has become.