Wednesday, March 02, 2016

SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments In Texas Abortion Regulation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in one of the most important abortion cases to reach it in some time, Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt.  The full transcript of  today's oral arguments is now available. The case page from SCOTUSblog provides links to the cert. petition, all the briefs, the lower court decision and commentary on the case. Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog also has an analysis of this morning's argument. At issue in the case are provisions in a 2013 Texas law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and requiring abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.