October 17, 2005
The Last Hurrah

From the Washington Post, as reported by the AP:

The Supreme Court refused Monday to prevent a Missouri prison inmate from getting an abortion.

Without comment, the high court lifted a temporary stay blocking a federal judge’s ruling that Missouri officials had to drive the woman to a clinic to have the procedure over the weekend.

Late Friday, Justice Clarence Thomas had granted a temporary stay at that ruling, but Monday’s high court decision was unanimous.

Missouri’s law forbids spending tax dollars to facilitate an abortion, but the federal judge took the position that the prison system in Missouri was blocking her from exercising that right.

The high court’s order means that she can receive the procedure.


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Posted by Buck Batard at October 17, 2005 10:48 AM
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