Kentucky Wants Abortion Law to Get Full Sixth Circuit Review

June 17, 2020, 1:04 PM

The full Sixth Circuit should consider the validity of a state law that requires doctors to ensure a fetus is dead before performing the most common procedure for second-trimester abortions, dilation and evacuation, Kentucky told the court.

A three-judge panel’s recent decision that the law unduly burdens a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy before the fetus would be able to survive outside the womb “contains precedent-setting errors of exceptional public importance,” the state told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Tuesday in a petition asking for en banc review.

Several other states—including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, ...

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