Tag: 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 […]

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.

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: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Writ of Mandamus Petition

On January 20, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Center’s petition for a writ of mandamus, which was filed on January 3 and requested the Court to order the Fifth Circuit to remand the case to the district court. Justice Sotomayor, who wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan, said, “This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Decision: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

On December 10, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. In a 5-4 decision, the Court refused to block Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban and vigilante scheme.The law, S.B. 8, bans abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, and was designed by lawmakers to evade judicial review. Read […]

Case Timeline: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

May 19: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 8 into law.   July 13: Plaintiffs filed the case in federal district court.   August 4-5: The defendants filed motions to dismiss, asking the district court to end the case. August 12: The federal district court judge scheduled a preliminary injunction hearing for August 30 to determine […]