Monday, October 6, 2014
Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court for Emergency Relief from Texas's New Abortion Regulations
The Houston Chronicle : Abortion providers ask Supreme Court for reprieve, by Brian M. Rosenthal:
Abortion providers urged the U.S. Supreme Court for a reprieve from Texas' tough new regulations Monday evening, turning to the high court four days after a federal appeals court ruling to allow enforcement of the regulations forced all but eight clinics in the state to close. . . .
Politico: New abortion cases could reach Supreme Court, by Jennifer Haberkorn:
The Supreme Court was asked Monday to block parts of a Texas law that restricts access to abortion, an emergency request that could be just the first of several abortion-related cases to reach the court in the upcoming term.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on Thursday allowed Texas to implement a law that restricts abortion providers and immediately shuttered all but seven of the state’s remaining clinics. On Monday, the women’s health facilities asked the high court to essentially undo that decision, allowing them to remain open as the legal fight proceeds. . . .