Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights case in decades. The lawsuit challenges two provisions of Texas law that make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for some women to have an abortion. One requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic; the other requires abortion clinics to meet the standards for an ambulatory surgical center.
These regulations are also known as Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws, and they are being passed all over the country. As we've written before, TRAP laws are back-door attempts to stop women from accessing their constitutionally-protected right to have an abortion.
The ACLU filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, arguing that, when it comes to abortion restrictions, courts must examine a state’s claim that its regulatory scheme in fact advances women’s health. We argue that the Texas regulations do not.
This video is a reminder of what's at stake. You wouldn't put up with this insanity from tech support - why should you put up with it when it comes to health care?