August 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law
Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions.
Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme Court has to decide this. …The lower courts are conflicted over at least three separate issues: how to evaluate undue burdens, what counts as a state’s compelling interest, and whether access to abortion outside state borders matters.”
Professor Borgmann has litigated reproductive rights cases and has also spoken and written widely about reproductive rights and given testimony before several state legislatures on this issue. She is the editor of the Reproductive Rights Blog.