Tag: Recent News on Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson

Texas Supreme Court Shuts Down Final Challenge to Abortion Law

Multiple sources reported on the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling against the Center’s challenge to S.B. 8, the draconian Texas law that bans abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy and incentivizes individuals to enforce it. In December, the U.S. Supreme Court left a small opening for the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, to […]

Doctors’ worst fears about the Texas abortion law are coming true

This NPR feature highlights the harm being caused by Texas’s extreme abortion ban, which has been in effect for six months. The law, S.B. 8, bans abortion at approximately six weeks of pregnancy and has been allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court to stay in effect. Molly Duane, staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive […]

Opinion: The handling of the Texas abortion case is an embarrassment for the federal judiciary

The Washington Post quoted Center senior counsel Marc Hearron in an opinion piece claiming that the recent rulings by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court in the Center’s case challenging Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban demonstrated the disintegration of the federal judiciary’s authority. The 5th Circuit  sent the case down to […]

Supreme Court Deals Clinics New Rebuff on Texas Abortion Law

This Bloomberg Law piece reported on the Supreme Court’s latest ruling refusing to take action on Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban, quoting the Center’s Nancy Northup, who said the Court “is allowing the state of Texas to deprive people of a constitutional right.” Read the article: “Supreme Court Deals Clinics New Rebuff on Texas Abortion Law,” […]

Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the “tense” hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that — for now — it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of the hands of a federal judge who in the past had blocked the state’s six-week ban on abortion.The 5th Circuit […]

Supreme Court Leaves Texas Law In Effect

MSNBC interviewed Center president and CEO Nancy Northup about the Supreme Court’s ruling that left Texas’s abortion ban in effect and left only a limited path to challenge the law in federal court. Northup said, “I think this decision will go down as one of the most disgraceful decisions in Supreme Court history… Yes, the […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Multiple sources reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, which challenges Texas’s abortion ban and vigilante scheme. The Court refused to block the blatantly unconstitutional ban, which has ended more abortion access in the state. It dismissed the most significant part of the Center’s case, which would […]

Abortion is Essential to Democracy

After Texas’s abortion ban went into effect on September 1, Ms. Magazine and the Brennan Center for Justice joined forces to create a collection of essays that explore why the right to abortion is essential to democracy. Written by legal experts from the Brennan Center, the essays explore topics like the U.S. government’s history of […]

Media Reports on Supreme Court Arguments in Texas Abortion Ban Case

On November 1, Marc Hearron, senior counsel for the Center, argued Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson before the Supreme Court. The case challenges Texas’s abortion ban that prohibits abortion care at about six weeks of pregnancy and aims to circumvent judicial review. Hearron said in his argument, “To allow the Texas scheme to stand would […]

Marc Hearron, attorney for abortion providers, has deep Texas ties.

This piece in The New York Times provides an introduction of Marc Hearron, Senior Counsel at the Center, who is arguing the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 1. “This law has now been in effect for two months, denying people across Texas the right to exercise […]