Abortion and the Supreme Court

In our lessons on the Supreme Court, I have spoken to many of you about the de facto outlawing of abortion – particularly in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker who required all of those working in abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. This decision was struck down by a District Judge. In response, the Republican controlled Wisconsin Department of Justice have asked the Supreme Court to reinstate this law, which would once again de facto outlaw abortion in Wisconsin. They have not agreed to take the case yet, however as this example has been discussed in class, this article is very relevant. This could be especially important as the recent cases we have studied on abortion show that the courts have been willing to chip away at the 1973 Roe v Wade decision placing limits on the provision of abortion – this potentially, could be another limit.