TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 3, 2016

The nation’s High Court is closely divided over an abortion rights case regarding a Texas law imposing regulations on abortion clinics and doctors. The justices on Wednesday heard arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and USA Today reports Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the outcome of the case in the now eight-person court. Much of the extended 85-minute arguments centered on “the definition of undue burden,” as the clinics argue the regulations have caused many Texas clinics to close. The outcome of the case will impact a challenge to Tennessee abortion laws filed by three state abortion clinics.