Thursday, December 01, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court hears first abortion case in 5 years

According to

During oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, several justices criticized the law because it fails to spell out an exception that would allow doctors to perform abortions quickly in medical emergencies without having to contact parents or a judge.

Abortion rights supporters emerged from the Court cautiously optimistic about the outcome. "The chances that the New Hampshire law will come out of this intact seem very small," said Steve Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented challengers to the New Hampshire law.

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