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461 ABA Journal Abortion articles.

Delegates share emotional testimony on women’s health and abortion

Indiana AG faces ethics charges for these comments on doc who provided abortion to 10-year-old

Republican Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is facing ethics charges for comments that he made about his investigation of an “abortion activist acting as a doctor” who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old girl.

5th Circuit faults FDA for expanding access to abortion drug; next move is up to SCOTUS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration failed to address safety concerns when it expanded access to the abortion drug mifepristone in 2016 and 2021, according to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans.

‘Dobbs is an indictment of women,’ past ABA president tells House in emotional testimony

It’s been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but members of the House of Delegates continued to discuss wide-ranging issues that stem from the landmark decision at the ABA Annual Meeting on Monday.

Are doctors in shield-law states at risk for mailing abortion pills to anti-abortion jurisdictions?

Doctors in states with telemedicine shield laws are now able to ship abortion pills to women in anti-abortion jurisdictions as a result of a new procedure adopted by a European supplier.

Weekly Briefs: Decision overturning skirts-only rule survives; ‘Hurricane Carter’ judge dies

SCOTUS lets stand decision overturning skirts-only rule

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a federal appellate decision holding that a public charter school in North Carolina violated…

Arizona governor signs order barring local prosecutors from handling abortion prosecutions

Democrat Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed an executive order that transfers power to file abortion-related charges from local prosecutors to the state’s attorney general.

3 justices on this state’s top court targeted after deadlock prevents abortion ban from taking effect

Three justices on the Iowa Supreme Court who voted against reviving an abortion ban are being targeted by the leader of a Christian conservative group.

Weekly Briefs: ‘Zero matrimonial knowledge’ judge gets reprimand; judge adopts AI policy

Judge sanctioned after disclaiming family law knowledge

The New Jersey Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Judge Michael J. Kassel of the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey on Wednesday

Silver Gavel Awards go to works featuring Emmett Till, Roe v. Wade

This year’s recipients of the Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts delve into a multitude of pressing and prominent legal issues, including abortion rights, affirmative action and modern-day slavery.

Federal appeals court nominee withdraws amid controversy over prior representation, legal brief

Federal appeals court nominee Michael Delaney is withdrawing his nomination after controversies surfaced over a stance that he took in a legal brief and his defense of a private school.

‘I don’t understand this theme that FDA can do no wrong,’ says 5th Circuit judge on mifepristone approval

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans on Wednesday appears ready to restrict approval of the abortion medication mifepristone.

States seeking greater reach for their abortion laws may turn to Supreme Court’s pig-welfare decision

A U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a pig-welfare law could be seized upon by states looking to expand the reach of their abortion regulations.

Rehnquist dropped push for ‘independent state legislature’ theory in Bush v. Gore, Stevens’ papers show

Newly released private papers of then-Justice John Paul Stevens provide insight into U.S. Supreme Court deliberations and concerns before its decisions that decided a presidential election and affirmed the right to abortion.

Alito says he has ‘a pretty good idea’ who leaked Dobbs, complains that organized bar isn’t defending justices

Justice Samuel Alito says he personally has “a pretty good idea who is responsible” for the May 2, 2022, leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision, “but that’s different from the level of proof that is needed to name somebody.”

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