In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two Texas statutes that restricted access to abortion, articulating a robust, evidence-based legal standard that courts are obliged to apply to such laws moving forward. Since then, courts have nearly unanimously struck down restrictions on abortion access similar to the unconstitutional Texas laws, in addition to newer types of medically unjustified restrictions. Aside from developments in the courts on these cases in 2018, state legislatures will consider hundreds of pieces of legislation that will affect access to reproductive health services across the country. Lawmakers are expected to introduce not only restrictions on access to abortion, but legislation that will improve access to affordable birth control and abortion care in 2018.
Laws restricting access to reproductive health services are often challenged in state and federal courts using a variety of legal claims, and 2018 will see litigation developments on a variety of issues related to reproductive health in a number of forums, including at the appellate level in the federal courts. There will also be developments in a number of challenges to the Trump administration's rollback of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit that gave access to copay-free contraception to hundreds of thousands of women.
This course, presented by Amanda Allen of the Lawyering Project, will review the legislative activity from the year thus far, as well as major litigation developments regarding access to reproductive health services and an overview of what to expect for the remainder of 2018.
Excellent speaker. She was articulate and interesting
very important program
Learned a great deal from this presenter. Excellent job.
I think the speaker was excellent. She managed to be dispassionate about this important and, to some, controversial issue.
Terrific course, very well presented.
Great program. Very informative.
This was an excellent CLE! Thank you for doing this important work!
very clear discussion.
Exceptionally important topic. Thank you for including it.
Very comprehensive overview. Thanks.
I thought the presenter did an excellent job!
It is good to see increased state efforts to protect the rights of the unborn.
Awesome and clear presentation of the issues and trends. Thank you for this. we need more of this.
Informative and succinct
very good overview of history and current state of law
Solid overview of a large topic. I felt the instructor presented the material in an unbiased manner, which I appreciate!
Extremely excellent course. Would highly recommend this.
Presenter did a good job presenting the topic.
I have enjoyed all the Lawline classes I have taken so far, but this is definitely one of the beset! Very good speaker and very well organized presentation.
I do prefer panels or group discussions to this kind of talking head webinar, but the speaker here is well-informed and well-spoken, so I recommend this webinar!
timely and thorough - well done .
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