Recent Headlines

Supreme Court strikes down contested HB 2 provisions
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down two contested provisions in Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the New York Times reports.

Texas women increasingly sought out-of-state abortion care after HB 2, analysis finds
The number of Texas women traveling out of state to obtain abortion care has increased significantly since the passage of the state's omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), according to a recent analysis, Rewire reports (Wilson, Rewire, 6/22). One provision of HB 2 required abortion clinics in the state to meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers, and the other required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Texas health dept. source says agency has completed work on abortion data
Officials in the Texas health department have not released data on the number of abortions provided in the state since the implementation of an omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), even though staffers have completed work on the data, the Texas Tribune reports.

Featured blogs
"Whole Women's Health: Abortion stigma is sex discrimination" (Lang, American Constitution Society blog, 6/23); "Will the court restrict abortion to the wealthy?"; (Fredrickson, The American Prospect, 6/21); "In June, dig deeper into abortion access for low-income women"; (Newman, "Our Bodies, Our Blog," Our Bodies Ourselves, 6/22).

Physician's office asks Ky. Supreme Court to reverse decision ordering it to stop providing abortion care
A Kentucky-based physician's office on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling ordering it to stop providing abortion care pending the outcome of a lawsuit regarding the facility's licensure, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

NYC approves bill facilitating access to feminine hygiene products
The New York City Council on Tuesday voted 49-0 to approve the country's first legislation (1128-A) providing no-cost feminine hygiene products in the restrooms of public schools, homeless shelters and correctional facilities, the Wall Street Journal reports.