Amicus Tells Top Court ACA May Impact How It Views Abortion Standard

(February 23, 2016, 1:06 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Advancements to women’s health and access to contraceptives in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may change how the “undue burden” analysis plays out in a challenge to a Texas abortion law, an amicus curiae told the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 3 (Whole Woman’s Health, et al. v. Kirk Cole, M.D., et al., No. 15-274, U.S. Sup.).

(Boyle’s amicus brief available. Document #93-160224-018B.)

In 2003, Texas enacted a law prohibiting licensed abortion facilities from performing abortions after the 16th week of...
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