A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that the president’s executive actions on deferred deportations was unconstitutional, but did not strike the orders from taking effect.
From a 21-year-old who first saw the need for sex ed when he was the only out gay man at his Catholic school in Louisiana, to the 27-year-old web editor of one of the most popular love and relationship sites in India, these young activists are leading local sexual and reproductive health and rights movements around the world.
The Roberts Court declined to take up a request by attorneys for the State of Arizona to overturn a federal appeals court decision calling the case for medication abortion restrictions “non-existent.”
According to Tamara Loertscher and her attorneys, unbeknownst to her, as hospital workers were preparing a prescription to treat Loertscher’s thyroid condition, they were also initiating unborn child protection proceedings on behalf of Loertscher’s then 14-week-old fetus.
Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The health-care provider will now link to state mandated anti-abortion materials on its website home page after dismissing a lawsuit challenging the requirement as unconstitutional.
Wednesday’s ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure.
Wednesday’s arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.
A lawsuit filed in federal court claims a Colorado business fired an employee rather than accommodate her request to pump breast milk at work.
On Monday, the Supreme Court struggled with when, and if, threatening statements made online should be constitutionally protected. But it may not be possible to find a middle ground.