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04/02/2019

North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban is unconstitutional, a federal judge rules

External Link - Source: The Washington Post

A decades-old North Carolina law that banned women from having abortions after their 20th week of pregnancy is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

The 1973 law made some allowances for medical concerns, but a 2015 amendment that narrowed those exemptions prompted abortion rights groups to file a lawsuit in 2016.

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