Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia late-term abortion restriction

At base, the panel held that the law does not protect doctors who intend to perform legal, standard second-trimester abortions that accidentally become the type barred by the law. Doctors might, through fear of criminal liability, stop performing standard abortions. Hence, the law is an undue burden on the right to abortions.

The decision can be found here.

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