Oral arguments for Whole Woman’s Heath v. Hellerstedt, the case centered on a Texas law that could make or break U.S. abortion access, were pretty muted. Outside, hundreds of activists, dominated by abortion rights supporters, chanted, sang and flashed their signs.
The shakeup in the Supreme Court could prevent a major setback to abortion rights nationally. But it also increases the likelihood that Texas women will remain without the majority of their state’s clinics.
On this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, you need to get familiar with another huge case the Supreme Court will hear in March: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. It could reverse a controversial Texas law that has closed most of the state’s abortion clinics under the guise of women’s safety. Or it could mean that even fewer women in this country will have access to an affordable, safe and timely abortion.