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US court refutes Nebraska's antiabortion law

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:70
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    In a 5–4 vote, the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed a woman's right to choose the safest method of abortion throughout pregnancy. It struck down Nebraska's law which bans “partial birth abortion” and, by extension, similar laws enacted by 30 other states (BMJ 1999;319:874, 1220).

    The majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, affirmed …

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