Tag: Texas SB 8

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 […]

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.

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 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 […]

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban, Greenlights Bounty-Hunting Scheme

12.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8), ending two of the most promising pathways to blocking the ban. In a 5-4 majority, the Court ruled that the most significant part of a case filed by a […]

Resources for Journalists: 15 Things to Consider When Covering Abortion, the Supreme Court, and a Potential “Post-Roe World”

The Guttmacher Institute published an article for journalists covering the abortion rights space to provide context and prevent misinformation. Right now, the right to abortion is at risk and media outlets everywhere are covering the topic. On December 1, the Center will argue Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that directly challenges Roe […]

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 […]

Oral Arguments Presented at the Supreme Court in Texas Abortion Ban Cases

Cases challenging the Texas law brought by the Center and the Department of Justice were argued at the Court November 1.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and 11 Other Civil Rights Organizations Amicus Brief

Amici are the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonprofit organization created in 1963 to combat racism and vindicate civil rights through litigation, and 11 other civil rights organizations. The brief explains that Section 1983 offers relief in federal court to anyone deprived of a federal right by anyone acting under the color […]