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September 13, 2013

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 "Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Case That's Headed to The Supreme Court," Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress": A court case -- Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice -- challenging an Oklahoma law that regulates medication abortion "has flown under the radar precisely because it's fairly complex and doesn't immediately seem to be all that important," even though the Supreme Court appears poised to hear it, Culp-Ressler writes. She explains that the case "could have huge implications for the current laws in over a dozen states ... and depending how the justices rule, it could ultimately set the precedent for the future of the entire United States' access to reproductive health care." So far, the Supreme Court has only requested information about why the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the law, Culp-Ressler notes. She concludes, "But if they choose [to hear the case], the Robert[s] Court's decision to wade into abortion policy may not end very well for supporters of reproductive rights" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 9/11).

What others are saying about legal challenges to antiabortion laws:

~ "Red River Clinic Asks Court To Dismiss Its Legal Challenge to Sex-Selection and Fetal Anomaly Bans," Jessica Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check.