Late last year, former The View co-host, Sherri Shepard, lost her appeal before the Pennsylvania Superior Court requesting that the Court hold that she be free from any and obligations as the mother of a child conceived with her ex-husband through a surrogate. Ms. Shepard filed a Petition for Allocatur requesting that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania hear her case. The highest court of Pennsylvania declined to entertain her appeal this week.
Today, the Supreme Court of the Unites States will hear oral argument in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The Supreme Court will consider whether Texas' H.B. 2 law, a law passed by the Texas legislature in 2013, adopting new regulations restricting access to abortion clinics with the goal of increasing the health and safety of woman.
By: Lisa Marie Vari
The Supreme Court released an opinion yesterday on the Hobby Lobby case, which was the challenge to the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. The court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that for-profit companies with religious backgrounds do not need to provide contraception to female employees under Obamacare.