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Federal judges temporarily block Texas, Alabama, Ohio from enforcing COVID-19 abortion bans
Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked Texas, Alabama and Ohio from enforcing COVID-19 abortion bans for the duration of the lawsuits. On March 22, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order that: applies throughout the State and (More)
Texas providers file lawsuit against executive order banning abortions
Texas abortion providers filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas Wednesday, challenging the legality of an executive order that they claim bans all abortions in the state. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the or (More)
Texas and Ohio call abortions non-essential amid COVID-19 pandemic
Texas Governor Greg Abbott released an executive order banning all "non-essential and elective" surgeries to preserve medical supplies to fight COVID-19 on Sunday evening, and Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an order on Monday declaring that abort (More)
New Zealand parliament lifts abortion restrictions
New Zealand's parliament approved a bill Wednesday easing restrictions on abortion. The bill decriminalizes abortion, removing the abortion procedure from the Crimes Act 1961. It also provides that " qualified health practitioner may provide abort (More)
States Should Not Adopt a Speech Code for Lawyers
Attorneys litigate on both sides of some of the most contentious issues in the country: affirmative action, rent control, abortion rights, gun rights, you name it. Sometimes the positions attorneys take may be seen as offensive, as those positions ma (More)
Ohio senate passes bill to ban use of telemedicine for abortions
The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that prohibits physicians from using telemedicine in medication abortions. The bill now moves on to the Ohio House, where it is expected to pass. A medication abortion includes two different medicines, mi (More)
Chief Justice denounces Senator Schumer's remarks about Supreme Court justices
Chief Justice John Roberts released a statement Wednesday denouncing Senator Chuck Schumer's comments made during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The rally was an abortion rights rally coinciding with the Supreme Court hearing o (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments over Louisiana abortion law
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in June Medical Services v. Russo over a Louisiana abortion law adopted in 2014 that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. June Medical Services claims the la (More)
Utah Senate votes to ban all elective abortions upon reversal of Roe v. Wade
The Utah Senate approved a bill on Monday banning all elective abortions in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The bill would prohibit abortion in all cases except those where the life of the mother or significant bodily functions (More)
West Virginia governor signs 'born alive' abortion bill
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Monday, in what has been called a "largely symbolic" move. The bill defines being "born alive" as "the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of t (More)
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