The Supreme Court decided Gonzales v. Carhart in 2007, and until the 2015 term, it was the last major case the Court faced on reproductive rights. In Gonzales, the Court was to decide the constitutionality of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2003. Since there was no exception in the Act for the health of the mother, the Supreme Court had to decide if the Act violated the Fifth Amendment.
March 4, 2016
This arc leads up to Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case about Texas' abortion clinic law. Be sure to join us next week for the audio and our analysis of this case.