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“Alabama’s abortion ban contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent,” Judge Thompson wrote. “It violates the right of an individual to privacy, to make 'choices central to personal dignity and autonomy.' It diminishes 'the capacity of women to act in society, and to make reproductive decisions.' It defies the United States Constitution.”
The Fifth Circuit refused to dismiss a challenge to a web of anti-choice restrictions in Louisiana. But don't call it a win for abortion rights.
“If [the personhood movement] succeeds, the people who get pregnant are going to lose their fundamental rights… to privacy, to equality, to due process of law.”