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Is an illegal abortion a Malum in Se offense or a Malum Prohibitum offense?

Anglo-American Common Law generally divides criminal offenses into two categories. Malum in Se offenses are inherently wrong. This includes traditional offenses such as Murder, Robbery, and Assault. ...
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Is abortion still legal in all 50 states?

A number of states have recently passed, or are about to pass, laws prohibiting abortion. As I understand it, they intend these laws to be contested, and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court, in ...
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Is it legal to have an abortion in another state or abroad?

Alabama passed new laws recently, making abortion a very limited option. In that context is it legal for a US national who lives in Alabama to have an abortion in another state where it is legal in ...
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Interpreting the 2019 New York Reproductive Health Act?

There has been a lot of discussion about the New York 2019 Reproductive Health Act signed by Governor Cuomo. Under what conditions can a legal abortion be performed under the NY 2019 Reproductive ...
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2002 or 2006 law on infanticide

I have heard that a law passed in one of the above years says a doctor is required to give medical attention to any born-alive infant. I'm just trying to find the law
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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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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 ...