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High Court Declines to Block Texas Law Again

The Supreme Court will take up the Texas abortion law on the merits next month in a rare highly-expedited case that could definitively resolve the fate of its six-week ban and unprecedented enforcement mechanism. SB8 will remain in effect for the near future until the court issues its decision,  […]

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Lawsuit Targets California Abortion Protest Restrictions

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state of California's law that makes it a crime to film people within 100 feet of an abortion clinic. Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two laws that aim to protect the privacy of abortion providers and their patients, declaring California to  […]

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Court to Hear Kentucky Attorney General's Appeal

Staff with Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that he should have the right to defend an abortion law that has been struck down by lower courts. At issue is a 2018 law passed by the Republican-led legislature that would have banned the  […]

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Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Block Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge denied a Department of Justice request to block enforcement of the controversial Texas abortion law. "[T]his case presents complex, important questions of law that merit a full opportunity for the parties to present their positions to the Court," wrote United States  […]

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Abortion Mills Appeal Texas Ruling to SCOTUS

Texas abortion providers made a last-minute plea to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state's new abortion restrictions law, which is set to come into effect Wednesday and would ban the procedure as early as six weeks of pregnancy — a period when many women are unaware that they are pregnant.  […]

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Court Upholds Texas 'Dismemberment Abortion' Ban

A spokeswoman with Texas Right to Life said a federal appeals court ruling upholding the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban is a "long-awaited victory" Texans are celebrating. "Anyone can see the cruelty of dismemberment abortions, ripping a child's body apart while her heart is still  […]

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South Dakota to Appeal 8th Circuit Abortion Ruling

Following the District Court ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Noem, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday that the state will appeal the ruling to the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. "All life is precious. Mothers should have the opportunity to hear all relevant information before they  […]

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Judgette Blocks Several Indiana Pro-Life Laws

A U.S. District Court judge placed a permanent injunction on Aug. 10 on several Indiana pro-life laws, including those that required physicians to examine patients in person before performing abortions and that mandated that only physicians can administer first-trimester medication abortions. An  […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Texas 'Fetal Demise' Law

Texas can limit access to the most common procedure used to end a pregnancy in the second trimester, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, in a decision likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling paves the way for Texas to be the first state in the nation to impose such a ban. At issue  […]

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Lawmakers Question DOJ's Lawsuit Withdrawal

Lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra demanding answers on why the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped a lawsuit against the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC). The center, which has received federal  […]

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