Articles Tagged with Abortion

Louisiana added mifepristone and misoprostol to Schedule IV of its drug laws, becoming the first state to take this step and sparking criticism from medical providers.


The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a decision by a lower court striking down the state's "heartbeat ban," but the lower court now will consider further arguments against the law.


The Center for Reproductive Rights has taken legal action in an effort to clarify and expand patient rights in states with strict abortion bans.


Planned Parenthood sued for injunctive and declaratory relief in federal court on Wednesday over the Idaho Attorney General's assertion that the state's criminal abortion law prohibits medical providers from referring women to access abortion services outside the state.


Five women and two obstetrician-gynecologists sued Texas on Monday to clarify an exception to its near-total abortion ban that allows medical professionals to provide abortions in life-threatening emergencies.


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A group of Jewish women argue that a law severely restricting abortion in Kentucky conflicts with religious freedom under both the state constitution and a state law.


Yelp, Apple, Citigroup, and other major companies seek to ease access to abortion services for employees who live in states with tight restrictions, such as Texas.


Abortion rights activists and providers filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, challenging Texas Senate Bill 8. S.B. 8 bans abortion in Texas after approximately six weeks of pregnancy and allows private citizens to sue any abortion provider or individual who violates the law.


Last week, Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California joined federal courts in New York and Washington state in striking down the Denial of Care Rule put forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. Judge Alsup declared the rule, which would permit health care workers to decline to provide services, care, or information to patients due to the worker's personal religious or moral beliefs, discriminatory and unconstitutional.


On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Judge Myron H. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama granted a preliminary injunction in Robinson et al v. Marshall, a lawsuit challenging Alabama Act No. 2019-189. The statute imposes criminal liability on abortion providers for almost all abortions, whether completed or attempted, regardless of fetal viability. The preliminary injunction prevents enforcement of the statute only as applied to pre-viability abortions. The statute is set to go into effect on November 15, 2019.