Federal court strikes down Alabama abortion law

(Worthy News) – A federal appeals court found Wednesday that an Alabama state law that bans a common abortion procedure is unconstitutional, becoming the first appeals court to weigh in on such a ban.

The ruling issued Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit pertains to a 2016 state law banning a procedure called dilation and evacuation, which is used in second-trimester abortions done between the 15th and 18th weeks of pregnancy.

No federal appeals court had previously decided on the constitutionality of banning dilation and evacuation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which fought the law. Lower courts have blocked similar bans in Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, the ACLU said. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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