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March-19-96

Supreme Court Rules on Reproductive Rights

The Supreme Court decided Monday (3-18) to Review Limits on Anti- Abortion Protests. The Court also sent a case back to a federal appeals court in which Arkansas officials attempted to deny Medicaid-funded abortions for women impregnated by rape or incest. The 8th Circuit Court had wrongly invalidated all of an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution instead of only invalidating the abortion provision. The Supreme Court has rejected similar appeals from state officials in Nebraska, Colorado, and Pennsylvania in the past three months.

Media Resources: USA Today - March 19, 1996