Why We Already Miss Justice Scalia

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which pits abortion providers in Texas against the state government. It’s a battle over legislation that required clinics in the Lone Star State to meet the same building, equipment, and staffing standards required by hospital surgical centers, as well as insisting that doctors that work there have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Supporters of the clinics say this will force many of them to go out of business, thus depriving women of the ability to have an abortion in parts of the state. To the state, these are reasonable restrictions that aim at protecting the health of patients in an industry that was rocked by scandal in recent years. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas last June, and now the highest court in the land will have its say.

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Why We Already Miss Justice Scalia

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