State must let inmate have abortion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Missouri officials must let a pregnant inmate have an abortion, the Supreme Court said Monday, rejecting an appeal by anti-abortion Gov. Matt Blunt. State officials in Missouri, which has some of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country, argued that taxpayers should not have to pick up the tab for transporting the woman to an abortion clinic. “I don’t think the justices have ever wanted to have this fight under the bright glare of a political spotlight,” said Stephen Wermiel, an American University law professor. Blunt criticized the court, saying its decision “is highly offensive to traditional Missouri values and is contrary to state law, which prohibits taxpayer dollars from being spent to facilitate abortions.” last_img

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