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Heartening News For Pro-Lifers

I hadn’t known a lot of this. One claim in the post puzzled me: the claim, attributed to World magazine, that 40 states and D.C. “have post-viability abortion bans that are currently enforceable.” Follow the link, and you get World magazine’s blog making that claim–but the supporting link there doesn’t work. Anyway, have there been any successful prosecutions of people for committing post-viability abortions? It’s hard to see how the Supreme Court’s current jurisprudence–requiring a broad health exception to any abortion regulation at any stage of pregnancy–would allow for enforceability.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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