Texas Fetal Remains Regulation Likely To Be Disputed In Court, Lawyers Warn
Elsewhere, a federal judge will hear arguments about an injunction that is currently blocking an Ohio law that would divert funding from Planned Parenthood.
The Texas Tribune:
Lawyers: Fetal Remains Rule Could Lead To Lawsuit
Texas' proposed rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains "will almost certainly trigger costly litigation," reproductive rights lawyers say. In a letter to the Texas Department of State Health Services, lawyers with the Center for Reproductive Rights on Monday argued that the new rules — proposed at Gov. Greg Abbott's directive — are "plainly in violation" of the legal standard abortion regulations must meet to be deemed constitutional. (Ura, 8/1)
The Associated Press:
Judge To Weigh Ohio Law Aimed At Planned Parenthood Funds
A federal judge is weighing whether to continue blocking an Ohio law that diverts public money from Planned Parenthood. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in Cincinnati on the merits of the law and whether it should remain on hold. The law was set to take effect in May, though a temporary order suspends it from doing so until Friday. (8/2)