A federal appeals court on Friday ruled unconstitutional an Idaho law banning abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization, marking the latest legal defeat for radical state-level abortion bans.
New bills to close the only North Dakota abortion clinic and ban abortion at 20 weeks are now headed to the governor, but “personhood” did not get approved, despite earlier reports.
Every effort to make the bill less harmful, including an attempt to allow abortions after 22 weeks for victims of sexual assault, was rejected.
A federal judge ruled the Idaho “fetal pain” ban unconstitutional. So why are the anti-choice activists celebrating? It’s a combination of optimism and a misunderstanding of how the judicial process works.
The much maligned and now court embroiled so-called “fetal pain” ban in Georgia probably won’t be overturned, but Democrats will give it a try.
Like all anti-abortion politicians, the claim of “fetal pain” is really an excuse to end abortion all together.
Briefs filed in support of Arizona’s 20 week abortion ban show the evolution of the anti-choice legal strategy against Roe v. Wade.
Citing “constitutional issues,” the bill has been tabled for now.
Sen. Mike Lee helps kill the bill with his anti-choice amendment.
The New Republic has a fascinating article about the man who may change the course of a woman’s right to choose.