Republicans for Choice
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
Here's a statement from the Republican Majority for Choice:
This is the first major abortion case before the Court in 5 years and the decisions reached will have long-lasting ramifications for women's health and abortion laws across the country.
In deciding Ayotte, the Court could potentially rule to eliminate the requirement that abortion laws must contain provisions to protect the health of the woman. Eliminating this requirement interjects judges and lawmakers into decisions best made by doctors and puts women facing medical emergencies at risk.
Here are additional articles and statements:
"If the Court accepts the government's arguments in this case, it will give a green light to states to pass abortion restrictions that will harm women's health in medical emergencies. We are hopeful that the Court will recognize the importance of protecting women's health and access to safe, legal abortion and rule in our favor."
-Jennifer Dalven, deputy director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, and the attorney who argued before the Court today
"The government is actually urging the Supreme Court to take the dangerous step of forbidding doctors from putting their patient's health first. Government should not be the judge of when doctors can and cannot treat their patients."
-Karen Pearl, interim president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Seek Middle Ground in Abortion Case - Bloomberg
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices tried to find a middle ground as they grappled with their first abortion dispute in five years, a challenge to a New Hampshire parental notification law.