I am pro choice in that I don't believe it's the government's business to regulate a woman's body. However, I am kind of torn on this one. I believe that 20 weeks gives a woman plenty enough time to decide if she wants to carrry the fetus to term or abort it. After 20 weeks, I believe abortion should only be an option if it affects the health or the life of the mother, or if the baby has some extraordinary condition, such as anencephaly (no brain). Considering the makeup of the SCOTUS, this decision somewhat surprises me. In addition, since most Liberals typically want abortion on demand, irregardless of the length of gestation, and most Conservatives want abortion completely outlawed, I thought that the 20 week rule might be a good compromise between both sides of the issue.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower-court ruling that declared unconstitutional a state law banning abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal gestation, meaning the restrictive measure is struck down.
The Arizona law, signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer in 2012, had been considered one of the toughest in the United States in imposing limits on abortion.
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