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.
Pollitt’s well-crafted defense of abortion as a social and ethical good will likely come as no surprise to most reproductive justice activists. But she’s really targeting those who aren’t convinced either way on the issue.
The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers’ decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.
A Missouri lawmaker claims the state’s constitution bans abortion—which conflicts with federal law—and is demanding the state’s attorney general enforce that ban.
The prosecution of Jennifer Whalen for purchasing her daughter abortion-inducing medication is reminiscent of the way that hospitals, Child Protective Services, and law enforcement have historically responded to drug use during pregnancy.
The South Carolina governor’s race might not be a race at all, but it’s become a case study in the power of anti-choice politics in deep-red states.
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.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans announced Thursday that it would deny Texas abortion providers’ request for the entire court to re-hear a year-old challenge to the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.
A measure on the Colorado ballot has been compared to “fetal homicide” laws in dozens of states, but the measure is more far-reaching, and could subject pregnant women to prosecution for everything from choosing abortion to driving without wearing a seat belt.