Monday, April 28, 2014
Fifth Circuit Hears Arguments in Challenge to TRAP Law That Would Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic
NPR: Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open, by Debbie Elliott:
Mississippi's only abortion clinic is fighting to remain open in the face of ever-tightening state regulations. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hears arguments Monday in a dispute over a state law that requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. . . .
MSNBC: The end of abortion access in the South?, by Irin Carmon:
On Monday morning, a federal appeals court will hear arguments in the challenge to a Mississippi law that would close the last abortion clinic in the state. What’s at stake stretches far beyond Mississippi.
The same law that threatens to end legal abortion in Mississippi has swept across southern states, leaving women there with waning alternatives. Unless the federal courts step in, access may be decimated in a vast swath of the country, potentially closing three-quarters of the abortion clinics in states where 21 million women live. And so far, those courts have been decidedly divided on the constitutionality of such laws. . . .
Watch CUNY Law alumna and Center for Reproductive Rights State Legislative Counsel Amanda Allen and others discuss the case on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: