Sunday, November 05, 2006

Supreme Court Abortion Case: Gonzales v Planned Parenthood

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday in the case of Gonzales v Planned Parenthood, regarding the question of "Whether, notwithstanding Congress's determination that a health exception was unnecessary to preserve the health of the mother, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is invalid because it lacks a health exception or is otherwise unconstitutional on its face." It is related to another case, Gonzalez v Carhart.

Resources:
I'll update with a link to the arguments when available.
New York Times: The Roberts Court Takes on Abortion
Planned Parenthood: U.S. Supreme Court to Review Gonzales v Planned Parenthood
Center for Reproductive Rights
Commentary from The Well-Timed Period

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MeSH Tags: Abortion, Induced/legislation and jurisprudence; Jurisprudence [for articles 1974-2002]; Supreme Court Decisions [for articles 2003-present]; "partial birth abortion" [keyword search - this is not medical terminology]

I just noticed that the NLM folks are indexing some "partial birth abortion" articles with the term "Infanticide," although it generally falls under "Abortion, Induced." Is this appropriate indexing, or a political bias? Discuss.

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