WHOLE WOMAN'S HEALTH V. COLE (U.S. SUPREME COURT, 2016)

In 2013, Texas passed a law that created substantial obstacles to accessing abortion by including medically unnecessary requirements for clinics and health care providers. This case challenges those provisions. ADL joined with the National Women’s Law Center and 47 other organizations on an amicus brief that highlights the negative impact that the restrictions at issue in this case have on women’s economic security and equal participation in social and economic life. These include significant, and in some cases, insurmountable, costs that threaten women’s financial well-being, job security, workforce participation, and educational attainment. Such costs have a particularly harmful impact on low-income women, women of color, women in low-wage jobs, and women who already have children. These effects deprive women of equal dignity promised by the Constitution, unduly burdening women’s reproductive decision-making.