The Trump administration’s Justice Department on Thursday said the U.S. Supreme Court should consider narrowing or overturning a divided 2016 abortion-rights ruling that struck down two Texas clinic regulations the justices determined would pose an “undue burden” to women seeking abortions.
The ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is central to a Louisiana case the Supreme Court will hear in March concerning a regulation, mirroring the Texas provision, that would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Abortions rights supporters contend the Whole Woman’s Health decision should be controlling and void the Louisiana law. Anti-abortion advocates argue the Louisiana case is distinguishable.
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