Texas Abortion Ban (S.B. 8) at the U.S. Supreme Court Background: The Texas abortion law, known as S.B. 8, bans abortion after approximately six weeks into pregnancy and creates a vigilante scheme that incentivizes individuals to bring costly and harassing lawsuits against anyone who they believe has violated the ban—with a reward of at least $10,000 paid by the person … [Read more...] about Update: Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Jackson et al. and United States v. Texas
On Monday, November 1st the US Supreme Court will consider two different requests around the Texas abortion ban (SB 8). This hearing is happening exactly one month before they hear arguments in a case challenging the Mississippi 15 week ban on abortion. Briefs have been filed asking for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. Background: For nearly two months, SB 8 has forced people … [Read more...] about United States v. Texas & Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson
We work hard to protect our right to abortion knowing that the ability to manage our health, control our bodies and planning our families and futures is critical! We educate and we organize, but sometimes this work happens in courts and that can be harder to understand. Continue to come back to this page and we will work to keep you informed. The ACLU of Rhode Island … [Read more...] about Benson et al. v. Raimondo et al.
This afternoon, the Department of Justice sued the State of Texas over SB 8, United States v. Texas. Basically, the DOJ is claiming (correctly) that SB 8 violates US citizens' constitutional rights and impedes the business of the federal government. Fun fact: the DOJ has the authority to enforce federal constitutional rights. FROM THE COMPLAINT: "The United States has the … [Read more...] about US v. Texas: What it means that the US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
If you care about abortion access and value bodily autonomy, you should be concerned that the Texas abortion ban, S.B. 8, went into effect at midnight because the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) did not grant an emergency petition to block the law. S.B. 8 is a six-week abortion ban that also creates a bounty system in which any person can anyone who aids and abets … [Read more...] about The Texas abortion ban, S.B. 8
J WHO v. Dobbs: May 2021 Announcement This is NOT a TEST! This is NOT a TEST! - SCOTUS activity! If you care about abortion access and value bodily autonomy, you should be concerned that Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted certiorari (agreed to hear arguments) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ("J WHO"). J WHO involves a … [Read more...] about J WHO v. Dobbs: This is NOT a TEST! – SCOTUS activity announcement and what it means
The Womxn Project organized a special Virtual Happy Hour to learn more about the Supreme Court decision in June Medical Services v. Russo and what it means now and moving forward. Join Cori Garland, a legal scholar talking about this and what it means. Details on this originally compiled by @StayTunedWithPreet RESEARCH: — June Medical Services v. Russo … [Read more...] about Discussing the SCOTUS June Medical Outcome and what it means
Let's talk about the gag rule. The National Coalition Against Censorship reminds us that we had this fight before. The gag rule (also known as the “Mexico City” policy) was originally announced by the Reagan administration at the 1984 United Nations International Conference on Population in Mexico City. It went further than the previous measures by restricting NGOs … [Read more...] about What is the Gag Rule?