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Supreme Court Says Abortions in Jail, A-OK!

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court chose to allow prisoners to receive abortions. By rejecting an appeal, the Supreme Court let stand the Arizona court ruling that pregnant inmates have a constitutional right to be transported to abortion sites.



The ACLU sued an Arizona county sheriff for refusing to drive pregnant inmates to get abortions, unless the inmates obtained a court order. The ACLU argued that a woman in prison does not lose her right to an abortion any more than she gives up her right to have a child.

Behind the sheriff's policy was an Arizona law that prohibits spending public funds on non-life saving abortions. The Arizona court said that because zero tax money was spent on the actual abortion procedure, the transport did not violate the law.

Do you think the Supreme Court is leaning pro-choice, or is the Court just waiting to overturn Roe v. Wade with a broader case?

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