Monday, November 13, 2006

D & X Procedure Before Supreme Court

Out colleagues at the Law Librarian Blog (a member of the Law Prof Blog network) have provided a comprehensive post of background resources for the consolidated cases of Gonzales v. Carhart, 05-380, and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood, 05-1382, which challenge the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-105. The Act  prohibits intact dilation and evacuation procedures (D & X procedure), commonly known as "partial-birth abortions," unless the pregnant woman's life is in danger. Any person or physician found guilty of violating the Act may be fined or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Law Librarian Blog Post (last visited November 13, 2006bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/11/d_x_procedure_b.html

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