Enough is enough. The court should put an end to the attorney general's attempts to force people to continue their pregnancies against their will. — ACLU's Alexa Kolbi-Molinas
Enough is enough. The court should put an end to the attorney general's attempts to force people to continue their pregnancies against their will. — ACLU's Alexa Kolbi-Molinas
Supreme Court to hear arguments for Kentucky abortion case
At issue in the case is a law that restricts a standard second-trimester abortion method known as "dilation and evacuation" that is used after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It was signed into law in 2018 but has so far been blocked by the courts.

The justices aren't directly considering the constitutionality of the law. Instead, the dispute involves a procedural issue: whether the attorney general in the state, a Republican, can step in to defend the law after the Democratic administration has declined to continue doing so.

Kentucky is one of several states where attorneys general are elected -- giving rise to potential conflicts if the governor of a state is of a different party. If the justices were to rule in favor of the state's attorney general in the case at hand, they could greenlight other attempts to defend abortion laws when state officials have different political backgrounds.

Tuesday's arguments will take place as the justices are already dealing with the issue of abortion on other fronts and Republican-led states are pushing to limit abortion rights across the country. Not only did a 5-4 court allow the Texas law to take effect pending appeal on September 1, but the Court will hear arguments in December in a case where Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade.

... The clinic, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, urged the justices to affirm the lower court ruling. The ACLU argued that the federal appeals court hadn't said that Cameron couldn't intervene to defend state laws, but that he had to do so in a timely fashion.

"Enough is enough," the ACLU's Alexa Kolbi-Molinas said in a statement and added that the court "should put an end to the attorney general's attempts to force people to continue their pregnancies against their will."
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