On behalf of five patients and two obstetrician-gynecologists, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in Texas District Court on Monday over the state’s abortion ban.     The lawsuit seeks to clarify the scope of the state’s “medical emergency” exemption for abortion by representing plaintiffs who were denied treatment even though they qualified … Read more

Early voting in the November midterm elections began in Texas on Monday. Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund), one of the litigants in a high-profile lawsuit against the state’s abortion ban, took to social media to remind Texans to cast their ballots early.   Today is the first day of early voting in Texas! Elections impact … Read more

US District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled on Wednesday that requirements to cover HIV prevention drugs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violated religious freedom.      The ruling out of Fort Worth sided with a group of conservative Christians who filed a class action lawsuit in 2020 against the federal government. The plaintiffs argued that … Read more

The United States Supreme Court officially released its judgment in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Tuesday, initiating a 30-day countdown to the implementation of the Texas Human Life Protection Act, or the “trigger” law banning nearly all abortions.      The preceding opinion in Dobbs, handed down on June 24th, overturned … Read more

The US House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on abortion rights Wednesday as the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade’s constitutionality in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The political debate between a woman’s right to reproductive choice and the rights of the unborn was taken up by witnesses from both sides … Read more