On March 2, 2016 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, also known as the Texas Abortion Case. Arguments will discuss whether when applying the “undue burden” standard of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling of the 1992 case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a court is mistaken by refusing to consider whether and to what extent laws that regulate abortion for the stated purpose of promoting health actually serve the government’s interest in promoting health. Does the Texas state law pass the constitutional test? How far-reaching will this case be?
- Brianne Gorod, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
- Lee Rudofsky, Solicitor General, Arkansas