Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Los Angeles Times: High court's refusal to hear Oklahoma appeal is blow to abortion foes, by David Savage & Molly Hennessy-Fiske:
Though abortion rights groups praise the decision, the justices could hear at least two other key cases from Texas and Arizona.
The legal push in some Republican-controlled states to restrict abortion rights suffered a setback Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Oklahoma's appeal seeking to reinstate a law that effectively banned the use of abortion-inducing drugs.
The court's decision delivered a surprise victory for abortion rights groups and was seen as a sign that while conservative justices may be open to giving states new powers to restrict abortion, they are not ready to impose sweeping new limits that would significantly interfere with women's constitutionally protected rights. . . .