Not Good: SCOTUS Upholds Late Term Abortion Ruling
The SCOTUS has just struck another death-blow to future unborn babies, as it has blocked Arizona from "enforcing a ban" on the bulk of abortions carried on after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
SCOTUS upheld the 9th Circus (Circuit) Court's ruling by denying to hear Arizona's appeal. Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer signed the ban in 2012, which led to nine other states to follow suit.
In its ruling, the federal appeals court said the law violates a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. "Viability" of a fetus is generally considered to start at 24 weeks. Normal pregnancies run about 40 weeks.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said last year such bans violate a long string of Supreme Court rulings starting with the seminal Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
But supporters of the legislation said the law was meant to protect the mother's health and prevent fetuses from feeling pain. -Fox News