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October 6, 2004 at 1:03 am #3433
The health of the Mother Clause Kerry refers to is much larger than the mother’s health is endangered. The health exception is wide enough to drive the SUV( that Kerry isn’t sure whether he owns) through. The health exception comes from a U.S. Supreme Court decision, Planned Parenthood V. Casey, I think( gotta double check). It calls for any health exception a doctor can come up with. For example, depression/ Post partum Depression can be used as a health exception under Casey. With a health exception in place any abortion restriction becomes a toothless tiger.