The Yale Law Journal

Forthcoming Volume 125 Feature Previewed in SCOTUSblog Symposium on Whole Woman's Health

Charles C. Bridge
10 Jan 2016

In Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, slated for oral argument on March 2, the Supreme Court will decide whether HB2, a Texas law regulating abortion, violates the rule of Planned Parenthood v. Casey by imposing an "undue burden" on Texas women seeking an abortion.

In a forthcoming Volume 125 piece, Casey and the Clinic Closings, Linda Greenhouse and Reva Siegel argue that the Texas legislature has "single[d] out abortion for burdensome and unwarranted health restrictions that obstruct a woman’s decision to end a pregnancy. . . . The question now is whether courts will authorize states to restrict abortion in ways the Constitution prohibits merely by relabeling an interest in protecting unborn life as an interest in protecting women’s health."

At SCOTUSblog, the authors have published a preview of the Feature as part of a Symposium on Whole Woman's Health. The Journal will publish the full piece in the spring.