November 27, 2017

Judge Overturns Texas Dismemberment Ban

A federal judge has struck down a Texas law that bans second-trimester dismemberment abortions, those in which an unborn baby is "torn limb from limb" and then extracted from the uterus. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that banning dismemberment abortion a form of "D&E" (dilation and evacuation) abortion places an "undue burden" upon women. "The State's valid interest in promoting respect for the life of the unborn, although legitimate, is not sufficient to justify such a substantial obstacle to the constitutionally protected right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability," the judge wrote. Read more...

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