Monthly Archives: June 2020

After June Medical ruling, meaning of Hellerstedt legal standard remains open question

Thomas M. Messner, J.D.  

The Supreme Court’s ruling today in the June Medical case does not answer the question whether the free-form balancing test required by the 2016 Hellerstedt decision “supplants” or “supplements” the undue burden test from Casey.   Background   Before Hellerstedt, it was thought that a health and safety regulation would pass muster if it was reasonably related to […]

Abortion Reporting: Tennessee (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Tennessee’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Tennessee Department of Health in April 2020 The report shows that abortions in the Volunteer State increased from the previous year.   Changes in Tennessee Abortions: 2017-2018 The change in total abortions and the abortion rate reflect all abortions occurring in Tennessee. Information on […]

Abortion Reporting: Colorado (2019)

Tessa Longbons  

Colorado was one of the first states to release abortion statistics for 2019, publishing its 2019 abortion report on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website in May 2020. The report shows little change in Colorado abortion totals between 2018 and 2019.   Changes in Colorado Abortions, 2018-2019 The report does not include […]

Abortion Reporting: Utah (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Utah’s annual abortion report for 2018 was published online by the Utah Department of Health in May 2020. According to the report, both total abortions and abortions performed on Utah residents increased from the previous year.   Changes in Utah Abortions, 2017-2018 *The change in total abortions and chemical abortions reflects abortions performed on Utah […]

Abortion Reporting: Alabama (2018)

Tessa Longbons  

Alabama’s 2018 abortion report, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health in March 2020, shows that abortions increased from the previous year.   Statistics and Changes in Alabama Abortions, 2017-20181   Abortion Totals and Trends   In 2018, there were 6,484 abortions reported in Alabama, of which 31 percent were chemical abortions (Fig. 1). […]

Video: Multiple Sclerosis Survivor Thriving Six Years after Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

May 30 marked World Multiple Sclerosis Day, a day to bring together the global MS community, raise awareness, and share stories. In a new patient video released by the Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Stem Cell Research Facts project, multiple sclerosis survivor Allison Carr shares about her journey of thriving and encouraging others six years after her […]