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 letter sent by 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights, and civil liberties organizations called on Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to renounce a policy of enhancing a criminal sentence for crimes committed while pregnant.
Questioned by debate moderators, Rep. Cory Gardner falsely stated that federal “personhood” legislation is “simply a statement of belief,” and Sen. Mark Udall said he wouldn’t ban later abortions.
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.
A new measure passed by Pittsburgh lawmakers would require employers to “reasonably accommodate” pregnant workers’ medical requests.
Amid reports of possible corruption and complaints of long waits for benefits have come calls for an investigation into the Medicaid privatization program championed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).
For transgender people in New York City, changing the gender on a city birth certificate could become much easier under a set of proposals that would move the definition of gender transition away from sexual anatomy and toward gender identity.
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.
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.