Forty-one years since Roe v. Wade, the question is: Will the Roberts Court do to Roe and abortion rights what it did to health-care reform and keep just enough of it intact to call it legal, while rendering it nearly impossible to obtain?
The bill marked up today has next to no chance of passing the Senate in this session, but that doesn’t mean House passage poses no threat.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue announced a new electoral strategy at the group’s news conference on its annual report: “go deep, go early” into state races that send a pro-choice message.
The Supreme Court won’t take a look at Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban, but it will consider a bunch of free speech challenges to abortion rights protections.
The Supreme Court’s decision leaves in place a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling permanently blocking the law from taking effect.
Attorneys for Arizona hope the Roberts Court will uphold the state’s 20-week abortion ban, and will overrule Roe v. Wade in doing so.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the constitutionality of a Massachusetts buffer zone law. Conservatives see it as a chance to pounce on the idea that abortion patients deserve to be left alone as they enter clinics.
The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.
The bill would officially repeal pre-Roe v. Wade statutes that criminalize abortion.
In 2013, 39 states enacted 141 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. Half of these new provisions, 70 in 22 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.