Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News
Abortion opponents’ efforts in many conservative states to exclude most exceptions — for rape or incest o to save the life of the mother— have drawn headlines recently, but lack widespread appeal.
The rule, which covers an estimated 80 million workers, took effect earlier last week.
A decision by the justices is expected within days on cases that challenge rules set in November by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The ruling, which allows abortion providers to challenge the law, provides clues to coming decision on Mississipi case that challenges court's landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Judging from the questions asked by justices, it appeared possible or even likely that a majority could vote to turn the question of whether to allow abortion back to individual states.