Judge Strikes Down NC 20-Weeks Law

A federal judge has struck down North Carolina's long-standing ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling that such an arbitrary timeline could deprive a woman of her constitutional right to end a pregnancy before her fetus could viably live on its own outside the womb. U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. immediately stayed his ruling for 60 days to give state lawmakers a chance to appeal his ruling or pass new legislation regarding abortions. Read more...

A federal judge has struck down North Carolina's long-standing ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling that such an arbitrary timeline could deprive a woman of her constitutional right to end a pregnancy before her fetus could viably live on its own outside the womb. U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. immediately stayed his ruling for 60 days to give state lawmakers a chance to appeal his ruling or pass new legislation regarding abortions. Read more...

 



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