Alaska, Missouri, North Carolina Sued Over Abortion Laws

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:41 PM EST) -- Women’s health organizations on Wednesday filed lawsuits in state and federal courts challenging abortion restrictions in Alaska, Missouri and North Carolina, claiming that the state laws are medically unnecessary and hinder women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

Specifically, the lawsuits take aim at a 40-year-old Alaska law that bans abortions in outpatient health centers after the first trimester of pregnancy, forcing many women to travel out of state for procedures, if they can at all; a North Carolina ban on abortions after the 20th week...
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