Supremes strike Texas abortion law

Texas had passed a law that was designed to make abortions harder to get.  Like a Mississippi law that the district court here found unconstitutional (and a different panel of the 5th Circuit did not reverse), the Texas law  required  doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and said that clinics must meet hospital-like standards of surgical centers.  The Fifth Circuit upheld the law but in a major blow for people who insist that  women be slaves to their reproductive systems, the U.S.S.Ct. reverses.

The Court finds that both the  admitting-privileges requirement and the surgical center requirement  impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to choose.

Whole Woman’s Health et al v. Hellerstedt

2 thoughts on “Supremes strike Texas abortion law

  1. Hey Jane,

    I”m pro-choice BTW but aren’t we all “slaves to our reproductive systems”??

    Doc

    On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Janes Law Blog wrote:

    > Jane Tucker posted: “Texas had passed a law that was designed to make > abortions harder to get. Like a Mississippi law that the district court > here found unconstitutional (and a different panel of the 5th Circuit did > not reverse), the Texas law required doctors who perform ” >

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