Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

A crowd of people stands before the Supreme Court building.

Supreme Court Hands Down Major Win for Abortion Access

The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the biggest legal win for the reproductive rights movement since the procedure was legalized in 1973.

A crowd of people stands before the Supreme Court building.

The Supreme Court Heard Arguments in the Biggest Abortion Case of Our Lifetime, and I Was in the Building

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. 

Protesters hold signs. Two blue and white signs say, "Keep abortion legal." One black and white sign says, "Abortion kills a person."

What Scalia's Death Could Mean for the Big Abortion Rights Case

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.

Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Abortion Case In Our Lifetime

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.