07.01.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Tonight, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on the Texas attorney general’s request to let the state’s antiquated abortion ban from 1925 – which has previously been interpreted as repealed and unenforceable – to take effect once more. In the order released late tonight, the Court partially granted the attorney general’s request […]
06.27.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, abortion providers in Texas filed a lawsuit in state court seeking to block officials from enforcing the state’s antiquated pre-Roe abortion ban, which once banned abortion entirely but has been interpreted to be repealed and unenforceable. On Friday, within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision, the Texas attorney general put […]
On March 11, 2022, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state’s vigilante 6-week abortion ban to remain in place.
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 […]
01.17.2022 (STATEMENT) – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – a case filed by abortion providers and funds challenging Texas’ six-week ban on abortion (S.B. 8) – to the Texas Supreme Court. This is inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in December 2021 and is a delay tactic […]
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 […]
10.27.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its opening brief in advance of Monday’s arguments when the Supreme Court will hear both Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas. These two cases challenge Texas’s ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, known as S.B. 8. The ban […]