Two major court decisions impacting abortion access were given on Tuesday, November 19th, with New Mexico defeating a late-term abortion ban and a Texas abortion restriction being allowed to stand.
Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico have convincingly defeated a ban on late-term abortions by 55 percent to 45 percent in an unprecedented election that followed an emotional and graphic campaign that attracted national attention. Read more here.
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to leave in effect a Texas provision requiring doctors who perform abortions in clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Opponents note that this provision has effectively closed more than a third of the state’s clinics. Read more here.