Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed a lower court decision that struck down a federal law banning partial-birth abortions. The… read more

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed a lower court decision that struck down a federal law banning partial-birth abortions. The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, signed into law by President Bush, prohibits abortions as early as 12 weeks with no exception for the health of the mother. A San Francisco District Court ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood calling the ban unconstitutional.

Mr. Katsas talked about a medical disagreement about the safety of the procedure and the courts should defer to a finding by Congress that the procedure is never medically necessary. Ms. Gartner said that doctors should have the right to exercise their clinical judgment. close

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Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales

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Program ID:
189456-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2005
Last Aired:
Nov 1, 2005

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  • Oct 29, 2005 | 12:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 29, 2005 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 29, 2005 | 2:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 01, 2005 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
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