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North Carolina’s Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Court

HeadlineJun 17, 2021

In a victory for reproductive rights, a federal court ruled Wednesday that North Carolina’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks is unconstitutional and creates a credible threat of prosecution for providers. A lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights, who argued the case, celebrated the ruling, saying, “Forcing someone to continue a pregnancy against their will is a violation of their basic humanity, their rights, and their freedom.”

In related news, in Missouri, a federal court last week blocked a ban on abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy.

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