Supreme Court rejects Alabama ban on abortion procedure

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Courts have blocked similar laws in Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 8:45 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't revive Alabama's ban on the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions. The measure has been blocked by lower courts.

The justices on Friday rejected the state's appeal in which it sought to enforce a law enacted in 2016 that bans the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall calls the procedure "dismemberment abortion."

Courts have blocked similar laws in Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Court records show 93 percent of abortions in Alabama occur before 15 weeks of pregnancy. For the 7 percent of abortions that occur later, 99 percent are by dilation and evacuation.

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