Tuesday, March 19, 2019
No Due Process Right to Perform Abortions
From The ABA Journal:
An en banc federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio law that bans the state from providing health funds to abortion providers.
In an 11-6 decisionissued Tuesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati turned down a challenge by two Planned Parenthood affiliates. They had argued that the funding ban imposes an unconstitutional condition on public funding.
The Planned Parenthood affiliates “are correct that the Ohio law imposes a condition on the continued receipt of state funds,” Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote for the majority. “But that condition does not violate the Constitution because the affiliates do not have a due process right to perform abortions.”
Four judges in the majority were appointed by President Donald Trump, Politico reports.
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