After Roe v. Wade, there has been ongoing fight for women’s rights. Abortion rights after Roe v. Wade has been challenge on the state and federal level. Hundreds of laws within states have been able to pass restrictions on abortion services and access to contraceptives.
In 1976, the Supreme Court heard the case of Planned Parenthood v. Danforth. The case involved spousal consent laws for abortions. This case was decided in favor of the wife, deeming it unconstitutional to interfere with the woman’s right.
This year, 2016, is the 43rd anniversary of the notable Roe v. Wade and although this ruling in the Supreme Court was nationwide, the ruling also allowed other states to add regulations which has hindered women to have complete rights of first term pregnancy abortions. These state abortion regulations have led to abortion clinics to be close such as clinics in Texas.
Filed June 9, 2015, an appeal upheld in the Fifth Circuit Court, restricts a woman’s from performing abortions. This law would most likely force some Texas abortion clinics to close because for the strict regulation required that the facility meet certain criteria as well as the physician have privileges to admit patients at the hospital near the clinic. The court felt these restrictions did not place any burdens on the mother however abortion advocates disagree and want this case to be heard by the Supreme