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Here's how abortion access would change if Supreme Court erodes Roe

As the nation awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could significantly erode abortion rights, state laws on the issue have taken on a whole new meaning - soon, more than at any time in nearly half a century, obtaining an abortion will depend on where you live. ... Read more»

Arizona doctors ask high court to maintain pause on law banning selective abortions

Doctors fighting an Arizona law banning abortions based solely on a fetus’s race, sex, or genetics - passed by the Arizona legislature earlier this year but immediately blocked before it could be enforced - asked the Supreme Court to allow an injunction on the law to stand. ... Read more»

Legal experts warn Supreme Court action on Texas abortion law could lead to limited constitutional rights

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing Texas’ abortion law to remain intact creates a roadmap for states that may seek to limit other constitutionally protected rights, legal experts warn.... Read more»

Roberts guiding the needle as GOP justices push to unravel Roe

In the most consequential abortion case to come across the high court’s docket in decades, Chief Justice John Roberts stood alone as he tried to convince his colleagues to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion without burning the whole thing to the ground. ... Read more»

Roe hanging by a thread after Supreme Court hears Mississippi abortion case

During oral arguments Wednesday in a landmark case on abortion, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed poised to uphold a 15-week ban on abortions in Mississippi while remaining opaque on if they will completely overturn a woman’s right to abortion. ... Read more»

Hundreds rally as U.S. Supreme Court considers new limits on abortions

The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. ... Read more»

Mississippi abortion ban tees up Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Anti-abortion groups will mount their best chance to overturn Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1 when the supermajority-conservative Supreme Court considers Mississippi's Gestational Age Act and the constitutionality of prohibiting elective abortions before a fetus is viable. ... Read more»

Texas ban on 6-week abortions at brink of Supreme Court showdown

The Supreme Court will hear a consolidated and accelerated challenge Monday to what is nearly a complete ban abortion: a Texas law banning the procedure at six weeks, about a third of the standard set in precedent that turns on the viability of the fetus.... Read more»

How a Mississippi court case could pave way for abortion ban in Arizona, across U.S.

The abortion case that will be heard by the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, could spur a cascade of legal changes across two dozen states if justices back the restrictive Mississippi law — and potentially dismantle Roe v Wade. ... Read more»

Texas' near-total abortion ban temporarily blocked by federal judge, spurring state to quickly appeal

A federal judge temporarily blocked Texas’ near-total abortion ban Wednesday as part of a lawsuit the Biden administration launched against the state - but it’s unclear how U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s order may affect access to abortions in the state — or if it will at all.... Read more»

Texas has all but banned abortion. But a Mississippi law could be what ends Roe v. Wade.

As the battle over Texas’ law that effectively bans abortions six weeks into pregnancy plays out in the courts, advocates on both sides are closely watching a highly anticipated Mississippi case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Justice Department sues Texas over near-total abortion ban

The Biden Justice Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging Texas’ near-total abortion ban as an “unconstitutional attack” on women that deprives them of abortion services “in open defiance” of U.S. Supreme Court precedent.... Read more»

Supreme Court denies emergency stay of Texas abortion ban

A divided U.S. Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from Texas abortion providers who sought to block enforcement of a law allowing private citizens to sue them if they perform the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected. ... Read more»

Lawsuit challenges new Arizona abortion restrictions, 'personhood' provision

Abortion rights advocates are asking a federal court to block a sweeping new Arizona abortion law that they say grants civil rights to fetuses, embryos and fertilized human eggs and is set to take effect Sept. 29. ... Read more»

Judge denies stay; new Az abortion laws take effect Tuesday

A challenge to new rules on the availability of abortion pills for Arizona women was rejected by a federal judge in Tucson on Monday. Arizona doctors will no longer be able to prescribe the drug for women after the seventh week of pregnancy. They had been prescribing it through the ninth week. ... Read more»

Franks aims to take abortion limits national, despite court ruling on state law

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said Wednesday he will push for a national prohibition on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, just one day after a court ruled a similar law in Arizona unconstitutional.... Read more»