The U.S. Supreme Court heard a Mississippi case that could completely reshape abortion rights, by possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. The 6-3 conservative majority openly considering not just whether they should do it, but how.
The justices on Wednesday are weighing whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko
A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.
By Meg Kinnard
An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi.
The Supreme Court is poised to revisit the issue of abortion, and new polling data indicates that most Americans want it to remain legal.
As the Department of Justice battles the new abortion law in Texas, some women are traveling out of state for procedures.
By Michael Balsamo and Paul Weber
The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, “to enjoin its enforcement, and to protect the rights that Texas has violated.”
By Meg Kinnard
Twenty Democratic attorneys general have voiced their support for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law, arguing that the restrictive measure could harm their states by taxing resources if women cross borders to seek care.
By Jessica Gresko, Paul J. Weber and Mark Sherman
A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect Wednesday, with the Supreme Court silent on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. The Texas law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before most women know they’re pregnant.
Governor McMaster announced that he is leading a coalition of 11 other governors urging the Supreme Court to overturn their previous decisions in multiple landmark cases regarding abortion.