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Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Gonzales v. Carhart
Citation:550 U.S. 124 (2007)
The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 banned abortions involving the partial delivery of a live fetus. It was passed after the Court decided Stenberg v. Carhart. In Stenberg, the Court struck down a state law banning partial birth abortions on the grounds that (1) it did not contain an exception for preserving the health of the pregnant person, as required by Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and (2) imposed an undue burden on the right to abortion. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act banned a subset of “dilation and extraction” abortions in which the fetus is extracted intact or largely intact.
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