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States Urge SCOTUS to Review Alabama Abortion Restriction

Feb. 5, 2019, 4:03 PM

A 21-state coalition is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that blocked Alabama from restricting dilation and evacuation abortions.

Women have a right to access abortion under current law, but they don’t have a right to access a particular method, the states said in a Feb. 4 friend-of-the-court brief. But states have a right to limit abortion methods consistent with their right to regulate the medical profession and promote their interest in human life, they said.

Alabama in December 2018 asked the high court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh...

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