Tag: Texas abortion ban

Podcast: Center’s Katy Mayall Discusses How the U.S. Falls Short on Reproductive Rights

Katherine Mayall, the Center’s director of strategic initiatives, appeared on the Deep Dish podcast to discuss how global trends in abortion regulation and access influence reproductive rights in the United States. Mayall discussed global abortion laws and outlined how far behind the U.S. is in reproductive rights compared to other countries.   “What we see in […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Making Nearly All Abortions Illegal

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that makes providing abortion care a felony. Medical providers that perform abortions could face up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. The bill is set to go into effect in August and follows on the heels of other restrictive abortion bans across the country, […]

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 […]

Texas Supreme Court Ruling Effectively Ends Federal Court Challenge to State’s Abortion Ban

Texans will continue to be denied abortion access after the Texas court rules the case can’t proceed against state licensing officials.

Texas Supreme Court Rules In Favor of State in Challenge to Vigilante Abortion Ban

On March 11, 2022, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state’s vigilante 6-week abortion ban to remain in place.

Desperately Seeking Care: Six Months of Texas’s Extreme Abortion Ban

Panic and chaos as patients are turned away in droves.

Abortion-Rights Bill Blocked in U.S. Senate

Multiple media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Vox and more, reported on the U.S. Senate’s failure to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). The Center is a long-time advocate of the federal bill, which would have created nationwide protections for abortion in the U.S. WHPA is especially crucial […]

For the Fourth Time, U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Act on Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

The Court refuses to take action to protect pregnant Texans against the state's blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban that has ended most abortion access in Texas.

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 […]

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 […]