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Black Doctor’s Lawsuit Brings Alabama’s Strict Abortion Ban to a Halt

Nicole Rojas
Oct 30, 2019 - 3:54
Black Doctor's Lawsuit Brings Alabama's Strict Abortion Ban to a Halt

The fight against Alabama’s restrictive abortion ban marked a small victory on Tuesday, October 29. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the abortion ban, which was set to go into effect on November 15. The law, which was passed earlier this year, banned abortion at all stages of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In a preliminary injunction, Judge Myron H. Thompson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama said that the ban went against past Supreme Court rulings, pointing to the high court’s ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 US 833.  “Alabama’s abortion ban contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent,” Thompson wrote in the

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