Justices Won't Consider Overturning Roe In ND Appeal

By Dani Kass (January 25, 2016, 2:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case from North Dakota over whether the state can criminalize certain types of abortion, seeking to overturn Roe v. Wade in the face of allegedly new scientific evidence about when a fetus can survive outside the womb.

The Eighth Circuit in July reluctantly ruled in favor of Red River Women's Clinic that the North Dakota law that would have made performing certain abortions felonies is in conflict with Supreme Court precedent. The circuit court had suggested that the Supreme Court's rulings were out of date and that Roe v. Wade needed to be...

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