Too Tough on Abortion

Too Tough on Abortion

Louisiana's stringent law prohibiting most abortions would send doctors who perform them illegally to jail for up to 10 years. Last week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans struck down the law. Louisiana's attorney general, Richard Ieyoub, conceded that Louisiana "will have some difficulty" in defending its law if the state decides to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a Pennsylvania case in June, the Supreme Court ruled out any restrictions that placed an "undue burden" on a woman seeking an abortion.


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