Abortion has become one of the most discussed subject in the modern society. While many see abortion as murder and protest in order to release a message of conservative morals regarding the faith of an unborn child, others, whose views are more progressive, some might say, pledge for the legalization of abortion taking into account the right of one person to make a decision over their own body. The debate on this matter takes a huge amount of arguments, most significantly in the field of modern day applied ethics. And while philosophers and analysts struggle to demonstrate the legitimacy of one side, a federal appeals court has recently stated that the Idaho abortion law is unconstitutional.
On Friday, a federal appeals court has identified the 20 week abortion law functioning in Idaho as not according to the Constitution of the United States. The abortion law which has been recently struck down implied banning all the abortions in Idaho which would occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
This is not the first time such a ruling by a federal appeals court strikes down a law on abortion. Two years ago, the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco stated that the abortion law which was by then functioning in Arizona was also not in agreement with the Constitution of the United States.
And in addition to that, Idaho is not the only state that currently bans abortion after the 20th week post to the fertilization. There are bout a dozen of such states in the USA. A similar law to the Idaho ruling on abortion has taken effect in West Virginia just a short while ago, following an override by the lawmakers of a veto by the governor of the state.
When it comes to the way in which sides are drawn in the Congress in connection to the matter of abortion, the situation looks like this: the Republicans tend to pledge for such past 20th week abortion restrictions, while the Democrats have a more open approach to the problem.
The House has also passed a 20th week abortion ban earlier in May, still most political analysts in the field reckon that the measure approved by the House will probably not become a law in the end.
The 20th week abortion law of Idaho was implemented in 2011. On one hand, the ruling allows mothers to choose abortion even after the 20th week post-fertilization when their lives are in danger, still emotional and psychological reasons are not to be taken in consideration.
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