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Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:23 PM

U.S. appeals court finds Alabama abortion law unconstitutional

Source: Reuters

HEALTH NEWS AUGUST 22, 2018 / 2:35 PM / UPDATED 31 MINUTES AGO

U.S. appeals court finds Alabama abortion law unconstitutional

Jonathan Stempel
4 MIN READ

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a permanent injunction blocking Alabama from banning the most common method of second-trimester abortion.

But two judges from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta used the 3-0 decision to cast doubt on the Supreme Courtís abortion jurisprudence, including that terminating a pregnancy is a constitutional right.

Abortion is a central issue in the U.S. Senate confirmation process for President Donald Trumpís Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A close vote is expected.

Some states are passing restrictive abortion laws they hope might win favor from a conservative Supreme Court.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alabama-abortion/u-s-appeals-court-finds-alabama-abortion-law-unconstitutional-idUSKCN1L71ZP

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