What’s the Latest on the court’s abortion ruling
Posted On July 28, 2021
Virginia’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s ban on abortion and said the case before it “appears to have little merit.”
The ruling comes after the state appealed the state Supreme Court’s ruling to the Virginia Court of Appeals.
The court ruled in favor of Virginia’s attorney general, who argued that the state law violates the constitutional right to life.
A three-judge panel found that the law is unconstitutional because it violates a state constitutional right that protects a woman’s right to control her own body, including the right to end her pregnancy.
The court also found that abortion is not a constitutionally protected medical procedure.
Maryland is one of several states that have passed laws restricting abortion.
The Washington Post reports that Maryland’s law has been blocked in the U.S. Supreme Court by lower courts and the U,S.
Department of Justice.
In Virginia, the court said the law violates a woman “`s constitutional right not to be subjected to a coercive intrusion into her reproductive capacity.'”
The justices said the Virginia law does not restrict a woman from accessing an abortion if her life is at risk or her pregnancy threatens her life.
The law also does not require an abortion procedure to be performed in the home.
The court said a law that requires the state to provide a written explanation to a woman before a doctor performing an abortion provides a legal justification is unconstitutional and a violation of the woman’s rights.