Tag: SB 8

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 […]

Supreme Court Lets Texas Abortion Ban Case Drag On

01.20.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request today from abortion providers and funds to allow one of the challenges against S.B. 8 (Texas’ ban on abortion after approximately six weeks of pregnancy) to finally proceed in district court after months of delay since the law took effect on September 1. Earlier […]

Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: Fifth Circuit Ruling

On January 17, 2022, the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas and sent the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, to the Texas Supreme Court. The ruling is inconsistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in December 2021 and will further delay the case challenging the Texas ban, which has ended most abortion access in the […]

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 […]

Texas Abortion Ban Blocked

Federal district court temporarily blocks ban in DOJ lawsuit, accusing Texas of pursuing "an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right."

Center Files Lawsuit Defending Doctor Who Violated Texas Abortion Ban

The lawsuit defending the physician also asks the district court to declare the Texas law, known as S.B. 8, unconstitutional. The ban has ended almost all abortion access in Texas since it took effect on September 1.

Braid v. Stilley: Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Judgment

Braid v. Stilley: Complaint for Interpleader and Declaratory Judgment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 10.05.21

Center Again Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Texas Abortion Ban That Has Ended Most Access in the State

For the second time in weeks, the Center for Reproductive Rights is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban that has ended almost all abortion access in the state. The law, S.B. 8, prohibits abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, before many know they’re […]

Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation

The Department of Justice claims the law violates constitutional rights, while UN human rights experts call it a violation of international law. The Center is also challenging the Texas ban , in its case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson.

‘No one wants to get sued’: Some abortion providers have stopped working in Texas

Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion services in Texas. He explained to Modern Healthcare, “Even if abortion providers win in every single case brought against them […]