If you’re like me, your social media has been filled with posts about Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the challenge of a Texas law that has shut down most of Texas’s abortion providers.
The sheer amount of information and analysis can be overwhelming, so instead of adding to the information overload, we thought we’d share some of our favorite links about the case and what it means for abortion rights in Maine and around the country.
Want to get up to speed on what Whole Women’s Health is about and what it could mean?
Why do we need to increase safety regulations for abortions? Are abortions risky?
Want to know what’s at stake?
And here’s some national context (click for detailed view):
So, how did things go during the Supreme Court’s hearing?
Well, the Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras to record their proceedings (Crazy, huh?), but an audio recording should be released tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a great summary of the highlights of the oral arguments. (We might be a little biased. Go, RBG!)
Like you, MFP will be looking forward to the Court’s decision on this major abortion case, which will likely be issued in June. Once the decision is issued, we’ll have a lot to say about what it means for Maine and the country. Check back here for MFP’s perspective!
~ Kate Brogan, VP of Public Affairs