Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Supreme Court to Hear Partial Birth Abortion Ruling

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review the question of whether a federal statute banning “partial birth” abortions is constitution. The Court said Monday that it will review the decision of a panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Carhart v. Gonzalez.  In that case, the 8th Circuit ruled that the federal statute was unconstitutional because it lacked an exception for the health of the mother. The Second and Ninth federal Circuits have also found similar laws to be unconstitutional. Download Here the  Eightn_Circuit_Partial_Abortion_Decision.pdf (reo).

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