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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Arizona officials hoping to reinstate a ban on abortion at 20 weeks; the law was ruled unconstitutional “under a long line of invariant Supreme Court precedents” by a lower court in 2013.
The Arizona law criminalized most abortions at 20 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period — 18 weeks after fertilization, earlier than any other state to advance so-called fetal pain laws — based on the scientifically refuted claim that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. Similar laws are currently being litigated in Georgia and Idaho, but remain in effect in nine other states. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar ban in 2013, but it has not advanced in the Senate.
As Jessica Mason Pieklo at RH Reality Check notes, the group behind the law — Americans United for Life – designed the legislation as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Had the high court taken up the case, it would have reopened the question of fetal viability as defined by Roe.
With the court deciding not to hear the case, the current precedent remains in place.
But this is far from the end of the matter, as Elizabeth Nash, the state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, told the New York Times.
“This is not a Supreme Court that is friendly toward abortion rights, and they have made it clear that they will look at and perhaps uphold at least some of these restrictions,” she said. The court’s refusal to hear the Arizona case is “by no means the end of the abortion debate in this court.”
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.