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Attempts to Restrict Abortion in Iowa
Recently, a District Court Judge in Iowa struck down a law passed in the spring of 2018 which would have barred abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected by means of a vaginal ultrasound. The exceptions included cases of medical emergency, (More)
Indiana AG asks Supreme Court to rule on ultrasound abortion law
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. filed a petition with the US Supreme Court Monday asking the court to determine whether the state's law requiring an ultrasound be performed at least 18 hours before receiving an abortion is constitutional. (More)
Federal appeals court upholds San Francisco law on deceptive advertising from anti-abortion clinics
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a San Francisco ordinance on Tuesday that was implemented to halt deceptive advertising tactics employed by clinics opposed to abortion. The ordinance targeted clinics that offered offered servi (More)
Protecting Abortion Rights after Whole Woman's Health
JURIST Guest Columnist Maya Manian of the University of San Francisco School of Law discusses the history of abortion laws, and how Whole Woman's Health has impacted women's constitutional right to access abortion care...As numerous commentators have (More)
Zika Virus and the Intersection of Medical and Legal Triage
JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU), John L. Hick of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dan Hanfling of the UPMC Center for Health Security and Sarah Wette (More)
Virginia senate votes to repeal pre-abortion ultrasound law
The Virginia state Senate on Tuesday voted to repeal a 2012 law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound. The measure passed after Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam cast his vote in favor of repeal, breaking a 20-20 tie. Aft (More)
Federal judge rules North Carolina abortion ultrasound law is unconstitutional
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Friday ruled that a North Carolina state law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure is unconstitutional because it violates the First Am (More)
Supreme Court declines to hear Oklahoma abortion ultrasound case
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Tuesday in Pruitt v. Nova Health Systems , letting stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling striking down a law requiring women to be shown ultrasounds of the fetus before undergoing an abortion. Oklahoma o (More)
Oklahoma high court confirms abortion law unconstitutional
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a 2011 state law restricting the use of chemical-abortions is unconstitutional, reaffirming the court's 2012 decision . The law imposes broad and stringent limitations on physicians when prescribin (More)
Indiana Planned Parenthood challenges new abortion regulations
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) sued [complaint, PDF; press release] the Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday, challenging a new regulation on abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, t (More)
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