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Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.

In 2013, Kansas passed a law containing more than a dozen harmful measures, including redefining what constituted a medical emergency in a way that would have required many pregnant women in life-threatening situations to wait [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

MKB Management, Inc. v. Burdick

(REVISED 6.2.2016) In 2013, North Dakota passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortion that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.  Physicians violating the ban would face up to five [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

Edwards v. Beck

(REVISED 6.2.2016) In 2013, Arkansas passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on previability abortion. The law required that a doctor perform an ultrasound prior to terminating a pregnancy and attempt to detect a “heartbeat.” It then [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur, et al.

(REVISED 03.21.2018) In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court held that withholding state Medicaid coverage for abortions while covering all other medically necessary care, including for pregnant women, violated the equal protection clause of the Alaska [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,United States,In the Courts,Case

MKB Management Corp et al. v. Burdick et al.

This case challenged North Dakota Senate Bill 2305, which requires any physician providing abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. SB 2305 was set to take effect [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

MKB Management Corp et al. v. Burdick et al.

North Dakota passed a law in 2011 that would effectively ban all medication abortions in the state. Even if the law did not completely ban this type of abortion care, it would require doctors to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts,Case

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Humble

(REVISED 5.24.2018) Arizona passed a law in 2012, and implementing regulations in 2014, whose confusing language appears to require physicians to offer medication abortion only according to an obsolete method no longer used by the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

Stuart et al. v. Camnitz

(REVISED 6.2.2016) North Carolina passed a law in 2011 that prohibits a woman from obtaining an abortion unless her physician, during the course of an ultrasound procedure and while the woman is on an examination [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Case

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