January 7, 2014
A recent New York Times article reports on a three-year surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half U.S. states that has altered the landscape for abortion access. Advocates for both sides are preparing for new political campaigns and court battles that could significantly change the accessibility of abortion for American women.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on Arizona’s ban on abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy and beyond. The Supreme Court decision on whether to hear Arizona’s appeal to reinstate its 20-week ban is currently awaited. Professor Borgmann said, “If they take the Arizona case, it seems like at least four of the justices are willing to reconsider the viability line as the point at which states can ban abortions.”