Scalia’s Death Alters Court’s Anti-Abortion Bias

(WOMENSENEWS)–The passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in Texas on Feb. 13 ends the dominance of the U.S. Supreme Court by anti-choice justices. With the court now divided 4-4 until a new justice is named by President Barack Obama and approved by the U.S. Senate, the outcomes to two major reproductive rights cases may be more likely to be decided on the side of women’s reproductive health advocates. The court is expected to make decisions that will determine women’s access to reproductive health clinics and health insurance that covers contraception. As reported by Women’s eNews in January, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole asks the Supreme Court to rule on a challenge to a 2013 Texas law that imposes two strict regulations on abortion providers.

Hillary Clinton in Lorain, Ohio, during 2008 presidential campaign

Here’s Why I’m Hoping Hillary Can Pull It Off

I’ve followed Clinton closely since 1991, when I interviewed her and was delighted to find her so knowledgeable about poverty. Now I hope she can do more than in past campaigns to highlight women’s special, and politically neglected, issues.