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Is it not illegal to take minors across state lines without parental permission?

In the context of Roe v Wade discussion of the abortion issue, it's been suggested that even if the decision were to be reversed, it would have little effect. The argument goes along the lines that ...
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Could the Supreme Court prohibit abortion? (And other misconceptions about overturning Roe v Wade)

Here's my layman's understanding of Roe v Wade: A state had a law prohibiting abortion; That law was challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court; The Supreme Court found a right to abortion in the ...
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Does the Protection Of Life During Pregnancy Act allow a termination if life is threatened by another cause?

We received the pamphlet about the upcoming abortion referendum in Ireland, and in it is a piece of information about the "Protection Of Life During Pregnancy Act"', where it states that a pregnancy ...
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Was it double homicide?

A person is accused of two counts of murder, because the victim was a pregnant woman. The lawyer representing the defense makes the proposal that it couldn't be two, because legally, only one death ...
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What would this VA bill have done?

Virginia's 2012 HB 1 sought to define personhood as beginning at conception: § 1. The life of each human being begins at conception. § 2. Unborn children have protectable interests in life, ...
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Will Arkansas's new abortion law prevent out-of-state abortions?

There's been a lot of discussion lately on this new abortion law: http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/2/3/14497638/arkansas-abortion-dilation-evacuation-ban-second-trimester My understanding (as a ...
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What do the dissents argue in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt?

Here is a the text of the supreme court decision on June 27, 2016 in which the court decided 5-3 to strike down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion providers. I have skimmed through it and ...
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What can a presumptive father do to terminate all responsibility toward an unwanted child?

Couple conceives a child. Although the couple is not married legally assume the couple is happy and wants to remain together. They are a long standing couple and have no desire to split up. Child was ...
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Which legislation makes abortion illegal in Scotland?

A recent article in The Scotsman said that— ... thanks to archaic Victorian laws means [abortion] is still technically punishable by jail sentences ... What is the legislation that has this ...