Monday, September 5, 2011
The Washington Post - Ezra Klein blog: Idaho abortion lawsuit may be headed to Supreme Court, by Sarah Kliff:
A lawsuit challenging Idaho’s ban on late-term abortion has abortion rights supporters and opponents both asking: Are we looking at the next Supreme Court case on the issue?
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in an Idaho-based federal court, challenges the constitutionality of an abortion ban that the state instituted earlier this year. The restriction bars abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy on the basis that at that stage the fetus can feel pain. The Idaho law is one of six late-term abortion bans, also based on the idea of fetal pain, that states have signed into law over the past two years. They have all stood unchallenged until now. . . .