SCOTUS Rejects Abortion Appeal

    The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, November 6, 2013. Earlier the Court heard oral arguments in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway dealing with whether holding a prayer prior to the monthly public meetings in the New York town of Greece violates the Constitution by endorsing a single faith. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    In a blow to anti-abortion activists, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona asking to reinstate a state law that banned most abortions after 20 weeks. As is the custom, there was no reason offered by the justices. The law was enacted in 2012 and prohibited abortions except in medical emergencies, which were narrowly defined. About a dozen other states have laws that ban most abortions after 20 weeks.

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