‘Striking’ Disparity in Sexes in Abortion Case Representation

June 30, 2016, 4:00 AM

Women attorneys representing the abortion provider that challenged Texas abortion regulations at the Supreme Court—and won—vastly outnumbered female attorneys representing the other side, a tally done by Bloomberg BNA shows.

The disparity may reflect women’s prevailing attitudes on the abortion issue or large law firms’ attempts to promote a certain image, some court observers told Bloomberg BNA.

But others said many women are not pro-abortion and are concerned about the lack of regulation of the abortion industry.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that regulated abortions because it held the law unduly burdens a woman’s constitutional right ...

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