Derek Reinbold  //  4/9/17  //  Topic Update


Constitutional arguments against H.J. Res 43, the bill that would allow states to deny federal grants to women’s health care programs, are promising, writes Leah Litman for Take Care.

Vice President Michael Pence’s view of women as “mother/daughter saints or . . . temptresses” colors his views on reproductive justiceargues Leah Litman at Take Care.

If President Trump is able to fill a second Supreme Court vacancy and follows through on his promise to nominate judges who will overturn Roe v. Wade, we may see widespread criminal prosecutions of women, predicts Carole Joffe (Rewire).

The Trump Administration will eliminate funding for the United Nations Population Fund, citing allegations that the agency supports abortion and forced sterilization in China (WaPo).

  • The agency “vigorously denied the charge” (Vox).

Carol Sanger’s new book on abortion and the law is a “model of what  . . . conversations about abortion might be like,” writes David Pozen (Balkinization).


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

A year after President Trump's reinstatement of the global gag rule, banning U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortion, advocacy groups report significant harms to health services. HHS's new religious freedom division constitutes a new attack on women's health, wrote Jamille Fields at The Hill.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Texas argues in court that undocumented women seeking abortions have no substantive due process rights. The Trump Administration maintains its blanket policy and prevents another undocumented minor from getting an abortion.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

Another federal judge blocked a Trump Administration executive order that would allow employers with religious objections to refuse employee's contraceptive coverage as a part of healthcare plans. A federal district court in Michigan has upheld a right to display signs depicting aborted fetuses.