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Battle lines drawn over Kennedy’s replacement

Life | Abortion has become the central theme as President Trump looks to nominate his second Supreme Court justice
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/02/18, 05:16 pm

Pro-life advocates are cheering the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy but are bracing for what likely will be vicious pushback from the left against his replacement.

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Iowa Supreme Court strikes down abortion waiting period

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/29/18, 12:22 pm

The Supreme Court of Iowa on Friday struck down a state law that required women to wait 72 hours before undergoing an abortion procedure, overturning a lower court decision. The high court ruled 5-2 that the law violated the Iowa Constitution because the law’s “restrictions on women are not narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest of the state.” The 72-hour waiting period was part of pro-life legislation that also protected most unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a rule still in effect.

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Jahi McMath has died, family says

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/29/18, 11:49 am

The family and attorney of Jahi McMath, the stricken teenager from Oakland, Calif., who became the center of a national controversy over brain death, say the girl died last week after complications from surgery. Jahi was 13 when she went into cardiac arrest as the result of nose and throat surgery in 2013, and the state of California issued her a death certificate after doctors declared her brain dead. But her family disputed the diagnosis, saying the girl could wiggle her fingers and toes on command.

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