On July 28th, the Eight Circuit US Court of Appeals vacated a lower court’s decision favoring Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit against Arkansas. In 2015, the state passed a law severely limiting access to abortion pills, prompting Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma to file a lawsuit. The women’s health care organization sought a […]
The Trump administration is moving ever closer to its goal of unraveling Obamacare’s contraceptive requirements. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most employers (except certain religious and non-profit organizations) must cover birth control for their employees. But thanks to a (leaked) proposal from the Health and Human Services (HHS), the provision of the ACA that […]
Mike Pence cast a tie breaking vote on March 29th, rescinding an Obama-era regulation pertaining to the funding of healthcare providers that offer abortion services. With a vote of 51 to 50 in favor of nullifying the rule, the bill will now go to President Trump who is expected to sign it. A tie breaking […]
After a Supreme Court ruling on June 27, many states have prohibited recently enacted laws from going into effect that restrict the availability of abortions. Texas Ruling The case that involved Texas’ newly written law was struck down on June 27. The law would have required doctors who perform abortions to have admittance privileges with […]
A lawsuit, which was recently filed in federal court, alleges that the United States government has been providing funds to religious organizations that refuse to provide birth control and abortion to migrant teens, a violation of the terms of such funding. Charitable Organization Funding Requirements At issue is a legal requirement which states that such […]
Ever since the historic abortion rights ruling in the case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, the topic of abortion has been a hot button issue both in political and social circles. Over the years, many states have attempted to block, or at least reduce, abortion access, with varying degrees of success. But after a […]
Over 100 new state laws will be enacted on July 1, 2016. The following article will provide highlights of these new laws. Crime and Law Enforcement Colorado will enact a law that increases the amount of time that a victim of sexual assault has to file a case to 20 years after the event. Florida […]
From the AP: Oklahoma’s state senate passed a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion. Governor Mary Fallin has until Wednesday to decide if she’ll sign it.