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For climate change, June 2022 has been a busy month. It brought unprecedented flooding in Yellowstone National Park, a severe heat wave with life threatening temperatures in the southwestern U.S. and wildfires, which destroyed lives as well as property across the country.
Contrary to claims made online, certain medical conditions may require the termination of a pregnancy to avoid fatal complications for the mother.
The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.
Speaking on behalf of the American Thoracic Society, ATS President Gregory Downey, MD, ATSF, issued a statement in response to the historic Supreme Court decision to roll back Roe v Wade:
The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court gives new urgency to considering women’s contraceptive needs in all interactions with the health care system. A new commentary from Eileen Barrett, MD, Albuquerque, New Mexico calls on hospitalists to offer contraceptive counseling to patients of childbearing age regardless of reason for hospitalization. The editorial is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade
While the ruling in the Maine case is unsurprising giving the court’s recent decisions around freedom of religion, some of the rhetoric around the case misrepresents the role of constitutional protections for religion in a pluralistic society, said John Inazu, expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.
As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks. Conversely, after the Supreme Court rendered the Voting Rights Act ineffective in 2013, it led to economic disenfranchisement for Black families that continues to persist.
The forthcoming study conducted by researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions.
The median distance to a clinic would increase from 40 miles to 113.5 miles. State-level legislation “abortion care deserts” that will disproportionally effect women of color and the impoverished. Large swathes of the country would experience a 100-fold increase in distance to care, particularly in the South, Midwest and Intermountain West.
The potential for overturning Roe v. Wade has widespread implications for not only women’s health and privacy but also for how companies do business and provide for their employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged a leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that granted federal protection of abortion rights. The University of Michigan has experts who can weigh in on the potential decision, which is expected to be formally announced before the term ends this summer.
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The final Warren M. Anderson Seminar of 2022 will focus on a growing wave of state laws designed to target constitutional rights while limiting judicial review. The United States Supreme Court left the first of these kinds of laws – Texas S.B.8, an anti-abortion statute – in place last December. Now, the legal mechanism S.B.8 used to avoid early judicial review can and may be applied to a wide range of individual rights and areas subject to federal preemption. The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual seminar, “Designing Statutes to Evade Judicial Review: The Future After Texas' S.B.8,” on Tuesday, May 17 from noon-1 p.m.