June 28, 2016
(Vox) – The Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt struck down two anti-abortion laws in Texas, but its effects won’t be limited to Texas. The day after the ruling, the Court declined to hear two other cases involving Texas-like anti-abortion laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin. That means those two laws are done for. Lower courts ruled to block them, and the Court denied the appeals of those rulings. And on Monday, Alabama’s attorney general announced he was dropping legal appeals to uphold a similar law in that state.
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