Alabama files petition urging Supreme Court to review, uphold dismemberment abortion ban
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed Thursday a 33-page petition asking that the United States Supreme Court review a lower court decision invalidating the stateâ€™s ban on the dismemberment abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester.
In 2016, Alabama enacted a ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, also called dismemberment abortions because they function by tearing a pre-born baby apart limb by limb (as acknowledged by the National Abortion Federationâ€™s own instructional materials, despite abortion defendersâ€™ complaints about the label).
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson blocked it the next year, and this August a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed his decision. It ruled that while the state â€śhas an actual and substantial interest in lessening, as much as it can, the gruesomeness and brutality of dismemberment abortions,â€ť current...
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