Monday, June 27, 2016

BREAKING NEWS (With Implications for North Carolina)

(Hattip: Politico) The U.S. Supreme Court just struck two key provisions of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas, ruling that the state had imposed unconstitutional burdens on women's access to abortion.

Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the court’s liberals in the 5-3 decision, the most significant abortion ruling in a generation. The decision marks the first time the court has put limits on state abortion legislation in more than 15 years.

In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a group of Texas abortion clinics challenged the state law that required health providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and perform abortions in ambulatory surgical centers.

3 comments:

Katrina Frye said...

Will NC be forced to change their own laws now, since they are so similar to TX? I certainly hope that will be the case!

Oh Suzannah said...

"By setting a nationwide legal precedent that the two provisions in the Texas law were unconstitutional, the ruling imperils laws already in place in other states." Including, presumably, in North Carolina. So says Reuters report: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion-idUSKCN0ZC0JL

Henery said...

More analysis that puts recent North Carolina anti-abortion laws in the crosshairs of this morning's Supreme Court decision. Take a bow, North Carolina Republicans! http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/29/us/why-the-abortion-clinics-have-closed.html?_r=1