Federal appeals judges used Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in June Medical v. Russo—the Supreme Court’s recent decision protecting abortion access—to allow several Arkansas abortion restrictions to go back into effect.
The recent June Medical Services vs. Russo decision safeguarded the right to abortion access for vulnerable communities in Louisiana—but it was a small victory in the larger battle for abortion rights and access. Ms. talked to Pearl Ricks, Executive Director of the Reproductive Justice Action Collective, about the June Medical decision and the gatekeeping of abortion in the U.S.—and who it affects most.
“People in the South want to be able to access abortions—whether they ever get one in their lives or not. But who are the louder voices? Who are the ones most adamantly going out and voting?”
The June Medical Services v. Russo Supreme Court decision has feminists feeling “equal parts relieved and hopeful about the important win, and enraged and fearful about how temporary and incomplete it is.”
This week, we update you on the pandemic, track the politicization of mask wearing and provide a reproductive rights rundown.
After yesterday’s fractured opinion, legislatures will continue passing ever-more restrictive laws, and states will press hard to get them back in front of this unsettled Supreme Court.
June Medical Services presented the Court with a second bite at the apple. Louisiana couldn’t get Roberts to bite this time. But there’s a lot of the apples in the tree, and it only takes one.
As the Supreme Court prepares to release a decision on June Medical Services v. Russo—a case challenging a medically unnecessary admitting privileges law in Louisiana that seeks to shutter the state’s few remaining abortion clinics—I can’t help but look back at the enormous role that my reproductive life and freedom have played in shaping who I am today.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we take a look at the newest updates on the coronavirus pandemic; accelerating abortion attacks; the connection between racism, demonstrations and Black health; as well as recent risks to reproductive health.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we do a deep-dive into Black health risks, the Trump administration’s relentless attacks against LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights, a SCOTUS win for the trans community and the most recent updates for the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we take a look at updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of balancing public health amidst protest, and the need to continue the fight for abortion rights.
“We see who’s on the Supreme Court. So for me it puts fear in my heart, and I know it puts fear into many others’ as well. That fear ends up turning into a passion and I’m hoping that people see our passion and our hard work, and know that we’re not going to stop.”