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Abortion Law Challenges Take Center Stage at Eighth Circuit

Sept. 23, 2020, 2:47 PM

The Eighth Circuit will hear oral arguments this week in two abortions cases, just prior to President Donald Trump’s expected nomination of a new, strongly anti-abortion U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Arkansas laws restricting abortions after 18 weeks’ gestation and those based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome are under review in a case slated to be argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Wednesday.

Thursday, the Eighth Circuit will hear arguments on Missouri provisions that impose a cascading gestational age ban beginning at eight weeks, and a reason ban similar to Arkansas’. The “cascading” nature ...