Partial-Birth Abortion

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In 2003, Congress passed and President George W. Bush later signed into law the Partial Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 (“Ban”). Carhart v. Gonzales, 413 F.3d 791, 793 (8th Cir. 2006). The Ban outlaws the performance of any abortion during which the doctor...

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In 2003, Congress enacted the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (“Ban”), which defined “partial-birth abortion” as “deliberately and intentionally vaginally deliver[ing] a living fetus . . . for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows...

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The Supreme Court case that held that the Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus.

Overview

The case involved a Texas statute that prohibited abortion except when necessary to save the life of...