Supreme Court to hear abortion case

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] said Monday it will decide an unsettled issue of abortion law: the standard to apply when judging the constitutionality of abortion restrictions. That issue and the issue of whether a health exception should exist for parental consent laws for minors are set to be decided in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. AP has more. No other cases were granted certiorari; the court's full Order List from Monday is here [PDF].



 

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