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Full 4th Circuit upholds Virginia’s partial-birth statute (access required)

A sharply divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Virginia’s partial-birth abortion law last Wednesday. The 6-5 majority rejected the contention of the Richmond Medical Center for Women and a Richmond obstetrician that the act is unconstitutional because it fails to include an exception for the preservation of the mother’s health and ...

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