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Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action


Added 05-20-19 07:10:02am EST - “The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Repu...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban the procedure almost entirely.

If the nine-justice court takes up either case, it would give the conservative majority an opportunity to chip away at the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that found women have a constitutional right to terminate pregnancies.

The court is due to announce new cases it is hearing and appeals it is rejecting on Monday morning. It could also delay action on certain cases.

One of the Indiana laws requires fetal remains to be buried or cremated and bans abortions performed because of fetal disability or the sex or race of the fetus.

The other law requires women to undergo an ultrasound examination at least 18 hours before they undergo an abortion.

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