Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Supreme Court hears oral argument in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt today, its first major abortion case in many years. In D.C., the Center for Reproductive Rights has organized the Rally to Protect Abortion Access at the Supreme Court from 8 AM-noon.
If you would like to learn more about the case, SCOTUS blog provides commentary on the case and links to the briefs filed, including the 45 amicus briefs filed supporting Whole Woman's Health. In the past few days, major news sources have summarized and commented on the case:
- International Business Times (Feb. 29,2106): Whole Woman's Health vs. Hellerstedt: What to Know About the US Supreme Court's Next Abortion Case, by Adam Lidgett
- The Atlantic (Feb, 29, 2016): Will the Supreme Court Take Precedent Seriously on Abortion?, by Garrett Epps
- RH Reality Check (Feb. 29, 2016): Is One-Sixth a 'Large Fraction' When It Comes to Our Constitutional Rights?, by David S. Cohen and Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer
- Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 28, 2016): In Texas, a side of abortion debate few ever see, by Warren Richey
- New York Times (Feb. 27, 2016): Why Courts Shouldn't Ignore the Facts About Abortion Rights, by Linda Greenhouse
And, if you still want to learn more, John Oliver's Last Week Tonight provides a funny, in-depth summary of the case.