On Monday, the Roberts Court denied a request by attorneys for the state to let a requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital go into effect.
An unusual suggestion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have significant implications for trials over admitting privileges requirements in Alabama and Wisconsin—it could be the difference between one court upholding the requirement and the other striking it.
On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.
If the petition is granted, the Supreme Court could dramatically limit how abortion restrictions are challenged.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
This week, some anti-choice efforts hit roadblocks, while pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.
Already accused by bill opponents of fast-tracking the restrictions, Republican senators called for an immediate vote on SB 206 Wednesday, shutting down any chance of full senate debate over the provisions or their impact. It’s now likely on its way to becoming law.