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Intellectually disabled women sue over forced abortions – $5 Million Settlement (access required)

Two intellectually disabled women who were wards of the District of Columbia sued the District for consenting to abortions without due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was initially filed as a class action challenging the D.C. medical consent policy for intellectually disabled adults, on the grounds that the policy did ...