Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Oral Argument

Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Justices questioned litigants as they mad… read more

Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Justices questioned litigants as they mad arguments about the scope of New Hampshire legislation in question, the nature of emergency and critical decisions by attending physicians, and precedents involving prior abortion decisions.

In June of 2003 the New Hampshire Legislature passed the New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act requiring that the doctor notify the parent of a minor at least 48 hours before performing an abortion. Without parental notification, the doctor can be sued by the minor’s parents and face possible criminal charges. A New Hampshire District court ruled that the act was unconstitutional using previous standards set by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey and Stenberg v. Carhart, which provides that laws may not impose an undue burden on the right to choose abortion. The First Circuit Court of Appeal close

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Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Oral Argument

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Program ID:
190101-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 30, 2005 | 12:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 04, 2005 | 1:12pm EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 30, 2005 | 12:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 30, 2005 | 7:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 30, 2005 | 8:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 30, 2005 | 11:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 04, 2005 | 1:12pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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