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Sept. 24, 2021, 4:04 PM

Supreme Court Abortion Look Likely Defers Georgia Ban Decision

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Oral arguments on Georgia’s six-week abortion ban Friday seemed to be over before they started, with Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr. opening with a suggestion that the Eleventh Circuit just halt the case.

The “prudent” course would be to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., which presents the question of whether Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks is constitutionally permissible.

But Pryor also indicated he would strike down the law if the Supreme Court does anything short of completely reversing Roe v. Wade, the seminal case recognizing a ...

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