Alabama Law Banning Second-Trimester Abortion Method Places Undue Burden On Women, Appeals Court Rules
But the judges also used the case to question the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence.
U.S. Appeals Court Finds Alabama Abortion Law Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a permanent injunction blocking Alabama from banning the most common method of second-trimester abortion. But two judges from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta used the 3-0 decision to cast doubt on the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence, including that terminating a pregnancy is a constitutional right. (Stempel, 8/22)
In other news —
HHS Official Compared Abortion To The Holocaust As Law School Student
A health official in the Trump administration compared abortion to the holocaust as a law school student, Mother Jones reports. Scott Lloyd, who has come under fire recently for blocking unaccompanied minors in government custody from getting abortions, wrote in an essay 15 years ago as a Catholic University law school student that the similarities between abortion and the Holocaust are "crystal clear." (Hellmann, 8/22)