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Symposium: June Medical Services v. Russo: When a “win” is not a win

Gretchen Borchelt is vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center. She filed an amicus brief on behalf of NWLC and 72 other organizations in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. In June Medical Services v. Russo, a plurality of the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have thwarted abortion access to such a degree that it would have left “thousands of Louisiana women with no practical means of obtaining a safe, lega...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Casey, GONZALES, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Carhart, Hellerstedt, Russo


Symposium: The chief justice restores the Casey standard even while undermining women’s interests in Louisiana

Erika Bachiochi is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute. Follow her at @erikabachiochi. In comparison to the high court’s bombshell opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this month, June Medical Services v. Russo would seem relatively straightforward. The challenged admitting privileges requirement for Louisiana abortion providers is virtually the same as the law struck down in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt just four year...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Court, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, John Roberts, Richard Posner, Roberts, Alito, Clayton County, Casey


Opinion analysis: With Roberts providing the fifth vote, court strikes down Louisiana abortion law (Updated)

Four years ago, by a vote of 5-3, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that (among other things) required doctors who perform abortions to have the right to admit patients at a nearby hospital. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined his four more liberal colleagues in holding that, although Texas has a genuine interest in protecting the health of pregnant women, there was no evidence that the law actually did anything to promote that interest – but it did make it more difficult for wo...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kennedy, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Baton Rouge, District Court, Alito, U S Court of Appeals


With Roberts’ Assist, SCOTUS Strikes Down Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for abortion rights activists by striking down a clinic restriction law out of Louisiana. It was a five to four decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals in a concurring decision.  Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the majority, called the law “almost word-for-word identical” to a Texas law the Court struck down in 2016. The Court found that that “the law offers no significant health benefit” and that it will “make it im...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Court, Abortion, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Roe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


Courtroom access: Before abortion argument, mixed feelings about line-standers

Editor’s note: On April 13, the Supreme Court announced that it would conduct 10 oral arguments via telephone conference on several days in May in cases whose oral argument dates had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that it would make an audio feed available to the public through a media pool, providing real-time audio of oral arguments for the first time in its history. The practice of paying line-standers to hold spots in line for those 50 coveted seats inside the Supreme Court...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Dallas, Louisiana, Kate, Capitol, Medical Services, Whole Woman 's Health, Courtroom access — October Term 2019, Kate Banfield


The Supreme Court Is Hearing a New Case on Abortion. The Decision Could Impact Women for a Generation

Kathaleen Pittman likes to leave the door of her office at Hope Medical Group for Women open at the end of the day. That way she can watch patients leave after their abortions, and absorb the palpable sense of relief in the clinic’s hallways. “Being able to see them before the procedure, after the procedure, and just have them say how grateful they are that they were able to make it in when they did, that just can make all the difference in the world,” Pittman says. “Aside from the crazines...
Tags: Health, Texas, Hope, News, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Alabama, New York Times, New Orleans, Abortion, Nebraska, Louisiana, Jackson, Republican, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center


Argument preview: Abortion debate returns to the Roberts Court

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on January 27, 2020, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on June Medical Services v. Russo, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. When he ran for president in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised that, if elected, he would appoint “pro-life” Supreme Court justices, which would result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion. In the three ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Idaho, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Center For Reproductive Rights, Kennedy, Trump, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


Symposium: Will the Supreme Court legitimate pretext?

Aziza Ahmed is a professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law. She joined an amicus brief on behalf of reproductive justice scholars in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Gee. When the Supreme Court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, pro-choice advocates let out a collective sigh of relief. In declaring two provisions of a Texas law unconstitutional – an admitting-privileges requirement for physicians providing abortions and a requirement that c...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Supreme Court, Casey, GONZALES, Clarence Thomas, Carhart, Schimel, Hellerstedt, Stenberg


Symposium: Abortion debate returns to the Roberts Court

When he ran for president in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised that, if elected, he would appoint “pro-life” Supreme Court justices, which would result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion. In the three years since taking office, Trump has put two new justices on the bench: Justice Neil Gorsuch, who filled the vacancy created after the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Idaho, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Center For Reproductive Rights, Kennedy, Trump, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


Symposium: June Medical should be summarily reversed

Jonathan B. Miller is Chief of the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the Massachusetts Attorney General or the Office. June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee potentially presents an opportunity for the newest lineup of the Supreme Court, including Justice Brett Kavanaugh, to revisit constitutional protection of abortion. In a move that surprised many, the justices stayed the U.S. ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Massachusetts, Citizens United, Medicare, Louisiana, Trump, John Roberts, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Election Commission, Bullock


Symposium: On a petition that does not exist

Kyle Hawkins is the solicitor general of Texas. SCOTUSblog has asked me to assess whether the Supreme Court should grant a cert petition that does not exist. That petition, should it ever come to be, would probably be styled June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee, though we can’t be 100 percent sure until we see it. It presumably would be about a Louisiana law that, operating within the confines of the Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, requires abortion providers t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Hellerstedt, 5th Circuit, Merits Cases, Whole Woman 's Health, Southeastern Pa, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Brett Kavanaugh, Kyle Hawkins


Symposium: In the Louisiana abortion case, maybe the best defense is a good offense

Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University. He blogs at  dorfonlaw.org . Chief Justice John Roberts surprised some observers when he joined his four more liberal colleagues to grant a stay of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in . The stay blocked Louisiana’s law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The petitioners argued that the Louisiana law was substantially similar to the Tex...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Mitch McConnell, Nebraska, Knox, Louisiana, SEIU, Cornell University, Trump, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


Symposium: The rule of law is at stake — the Supreme Court must take June Medical Services v. Gee and uphold the right to abortion

Fatima Goss Graves is the president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center. June Medical Services v. Gee – the outrageous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upholding an anti-abortion Louisiana law – is not just a threat to access to healthcare, but a blatant disrespect of legal precedent and the rule of law. The Louisiana law is identical to – and in fact was modeled after – a Texas law that the Supreme Court struck down in 2016. If the Supreme Court truly wishes to p...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Roe, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Hellerstedt, 5th Circuit, Fatima Goss Graves, Whole Woman 's Health, June Medical Services, Brett Kavanaugh


Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


This Is How Abortion Ends In America

It's been exactly one year to the day since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights. That should be an auspicious occasion, one we might otherwise mark with some private moment of satisfaction, even celebration. Instead, we're seeing the swan song on those same rights finally sung. Our bodies, our choices? Not for long.If you think that’s an overstatement, you haven't been paying attention. One year after the Whole Woman’s Health case, we’re back in this familiar place, gearing up f...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Georgia, Reagan, David, Gop, United States


The Clinic At The Heart Of Last Year's Supreme Court Abortion Case Reopens

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas' House Bill 2, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, it was a major victory for the reproductive rights movement. But, it's only now — almost a year after the ruling — that one of the Whole Woman’s Health clinics at the heart of the case has reopened.The Texas Observer reports that Whole Woman's Health, the network of abortion clinics that legally challenged the bill, is welcoming patients again to its flagship Austin location fo...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, U S Supreme Court, Reilly, Hellerstedt, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, Texas Observer, Amy Hagstrom Miller, Whole Woman 's Health, FlightTucker Carlson


What It Was Like To Work On The Landmark Supreme Court Case On Abortion

Rupali Sharma is a legal fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The views expressed here are her own.For many years before joining the Center for Reproductive Rights, I wanted to be a reproductive rights litigator. It’s because when I would see politicians passing politically motivated laws meant to restrict access to abortion — such as the deceptive clinic shutdown law in Texas ...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, America, Hillary Clinton, Center For Reproductive Rights, Bernie Sanders, U S Supreme Court, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


Whole Woman's Health I: Justice Kennedy's Undue Burden Test

“Justice Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court” is the most important, unnecessary and interesting sentence in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2016).  The sentence is important because even unsophisticated court observers could deduce that the Texas regulations on abortion were going to be declared unconstitutional once they knew that Justice Breyer was writing the majority opinion.  The sentence is unnecessary because almost every paragraph in the majority opinion exhibits Justice Brey...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Court, United States, Les Miserables, Kennedy, Branding, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, Breyer, GONZALES, Anthony Kennedy, Carhart, Mark Graber


The Supreme Court Just Ruled On The Texas Abortion Case

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' sweeping abortion clinic regulations, delivering supporters of reproductive rights a decisive victory in what was seen as the most significant case on the matter in decades.Five associate justices ruled in favor of clinics and advocates challenging the law, who argued that the requirements enacted in 2013 were medically unnecessary requirements and would violate a woman's constitutional right to access abortion services. Supporters of the law, HB2, argue...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, America, Hillary Clinton, Roe V Wade, Clinton, Miller, Amy Hagstrom Miller, Whole Woman 's Health


Supreme court ruling on Texas abortion law could shutter clinics across south

The ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt hinges on Justice Anthony Kennedy – and could shutter clinics across the southAs early as Monday, the US supreme court is expected to rule in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion rights case to come before the justices in more than two decades.The outcome of this case could have a ripple effect across the country. Although the direct challenge is against a restrictive Texas law, called House Bill 2, dozens of states in...
Tags: Health, Texas, Law, Women, US, US news, Abortion, US supreme court, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman 's Health


All The Ways The Supreme Court Abortion Case Could Affect You

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. The Supreme Court is gearing up to make a decision in a case that has the potential to change abortion rights across the country. And with only eight justices on the bench, anything could happen.At the center of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the restrictive Texas abortion bill known as HB2, which threatens to leave the entirety of Texas and its 5.4 million women of reproductive age with only nine abortion providers. Thoug...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Court, Antonin Scalia, Casey, Hellerstedt, Whole Woman s Health, Elliot Salazar


A Side Of The Abortion Debate You Need To Hear

Photographed By Lauren Perlstein. I'm an Ob/Gyn, and every day, I help connect my patients with the services they need. For some patients, that includes an effective birth control method, for others, prenatal care, and for many, that includes safe and compassionate abortion care.I’m fortunate that I get to help my patients live the lives they want, whether or not that means starting or adding to a family. And I respect the decisions they make about their reproductive health. I became an Ob/Gyn...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Bay Area, Roe, OB GYN, Hellerstedt, Boston Medical Center, National Health Service Corps, Lauren Perlstein, Whole Woman 's Health, Rachna Vanjani


How A Right-Wing Media Myth Made It Into Oral Arguments For A Case Challenging Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law

In the oral arguments for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt -- the case before the Supreme Court concerning Texas' anti-choice law, HB 2 -- Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller relied on a common right-wing media myth to justify medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. In his argument, Keller made the long-debunked claim -- pushed for years by right-wing media -- that HB 2 was passed to prevent another "Kermit Gosnell scandal," in which illegal operations led to multiple deaths at a Phi...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Alabama, Fox, Pennsylvania, United States, New York Times, Rick Perry, The Times, Fox News, Philadelphia, Louisiana, Msnbc, Crowley


Editorial Boards Highlight Assault On Reproductive Rights By Texas' Anti-Choice Law

Newspaper editorial boards have called Texas' anti-choice law "an assault on abortion access" and said that it in fact "increases the risk to women's health." Several editorial boards have called on the Supreme Court to strike down the regulations, which they said place "an 'undue burden' on women." Supreme Court Set To Hear Challenge To Texas Law Restricting Abortion Access "Landmark" Abortion Case "Could Shape Abortion Rules For Years To Come." The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argu...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Senate, Alabama, Wyoming, Missouri, Maine, Alaska, New York Times, The Times, Dallas


Myths And Facts About HB 2 -- The Anti-Choice Law That Could Overturn Abortion Rights

On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a controversial case that will determine the constitutionality of a Texas anti-choice law (HB 2) that severely limits women's access to abortion and medical care. In covering the case, some media outlets have relied on right-wing media talking points about the purported medical necessity of restricting women's access to abortion, as well as the false claim that HB 2 would prevent another "Kermit Gosnel...
Tags: Health, Post, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, College, Mexico, Senate, Virginia, America, Austin, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States


Ahead Of SCOTUS Hearing, TX Media Highlight Negative Impacts Of "Dangerous" Anti-Choice Law

On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a "landmark case" that is challenging strict anti-choice Texas provisions, commonly known under its bill name HB 2, that medical groups say only serve to "reduce women's access to abortion." Many Texas media outlets are highlighting the negative impacts of restrictive abortion access, noting that Texas' anti-choice law is making abortions more "dangerous," "confusing," and "unattainable," specifically ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Alabama, America, Georgia, Austin, Gop, United States, House, New York Times, Rick Perry, Arizona, Guardian, Louisiana, Houston


Argument preview: New look at abortion after nine years (UPDATED)

Analysis UPDATED 5:44 p.m.   In a matter of days, the Court will get a test of its current views on one of the restrictions at issue in the Texas abortion case previewed in this post: the requirement that doctors at abortion clinics have patient-admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the clinic.  On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit — the same court whose rulings are at issue in this post — a federal judge’s order finding a similar provision in Lou...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Justice, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, Louisiana, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Center For Reproductive Rights, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Fifth Circuit


How Right-Wing Media's Misleading Claims About Women's Health Made Their Way To The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear arguments March 2 in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstadt, which challenges Texas anti-choice law HB 2. A ruling against abortion provider Whole Woman's Health would close at least 75 percent of Texas' clinics and likely enable anti-choice legislation across the country. Texas' brief to the Supreme Court utilized arguments that mirror talking points from right-wing media, including the claim that HB 2 would prevent another "Kermit Gosnell scandal," in which illegal ope...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, College, Mexico, Senate, Virginia, America, Austin, Fox, Pennsylvania, United States, House, New York Times


Dispelling Conservative Media Myths, New Study Says Texas' Anti-Abortion Law "Leaves Many Women Without Hope And Without Options"

In a new study, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) interviewed a number of women whose access to abortion care was severely impeded as a result of Texas' anti-choice law, HB 2. In spite of mounting evidence that lack of access to safe and legal abortion has dire consequences, conservative media have insisted that Texas' legislative restrictions are desirable and do not create an undue burden on women seeking care. As explained by RH Reality Check Reporting Fellow Teddy Wilson, this lat...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Austin, Dallas, Fox News, Fort Worth, Huffington Post, Tijuana, Wilson, Crowley, Peterson, KIRSTEN POWERS, Monica Crowley, Naral



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