October 12, 2021
Access & Coverage
  • The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a judge’s ruling that blocked Texas’s restrictive new abortion law while the case makes its way through the courts. The government argues that the ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy “blatantly” violates constitutional rights and exceeds state authority. Other Republican-led states seeking to restrict access to abortion are closely watching the case. Today, the Supreme Court Tuesday will consider whether Kentucky’s attorney general can defend a state abortion law that bans a surgical procedure commonly used in the second trimester of pregnancy. (Articles here, here, and here)