Partial Birth Abortion Case Study

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Question Presented: Should the Supreme Court uphold the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, banning partial-birth abortion procedure in all circumstances? Is it, or is it not ever medically necessary, and furthermore against ethical moralities? What court’s decision should be upheld? Is the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 constitutional?
Short Answer: Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 as constitutional. This banned partial-birth abortion procedures in all circumstances, without including a clause for the mother’s health, due to the fact that they deemed it never medically necessary and other abortion procedures could be utilized in place of the partial-birth abortion procedure. This was
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At that point in time, any abortion procedure in Texas was illegal, except to save the life of the mother. Roe’s claim was that despite the fact that she wanted to terminate her pregnancy, not because it posed a threat to her health, but because she chose to have an abortion, specifically, she argued that it should be her right to have an abortion and to do so in Texas, in a medical facility, because she could not afford to travel outside of the state strictly just to receive the procedure in another state where abortion was not illegal. The Texas federal court ruled in favor of Jane Roe, as did the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, each court deemed that it was unconstitutional for any state to ban abortions ("Landmark Cases," …show more content…
The law stated that any partial-birth abortions, in which a person delivers and kills a living fetus, could be brought to face legal consequences, unless it was in circumstances where it was in the best interest of the mother’s life. Partial-Birth Abortion Procedure In a partial-birth abortion, normally taking place in the fifth or six months of pregnancy, the procedure consists of dilating the cervix and than extracting the baby. Specifically, the process includes delivering the babies legs and arms, by means of clamping onto one of the legs with surgical equipment, and then pulling the baby through the service and out of the vagina. Once the babies body it’s outside of the woman, the doctor been played says his fingers in a B position over the child’s shoulders and back. Furthermore, the doctor and then take scissors and put them to the back of the baby’s skull, and than inserts them through the back of the child’s head. The doctor proceeds to open the scissors creating a hole in the back of the baby skull. Next the baby’s brains are sucked out via a vacuum that is inserted into by the doctor. Following this, the skull of the baby usually collapses and then is removed from the woman ("The Facts of Partial-Birth Abortion,"

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