Landmark Interpretation?

February 1980
National Review;2/8/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p140
The article analyzes the decision of Federal Judge John F. Dooling Jr. on the Hyde Amendment. Dooling has ruled that the amendment, which limits Federal funding of abortions is unconstitutional. According to Dooling, to contradict necessary medical assistance for the lawful and medically necessary procedure of abortion is to violate the pregnant woman's amendment rights. Dooling further held that since many religions don't prohibit abortion the U.S. Congress may not prohibit it either. The periodical "Newsweek" termed Dooling's ruling a "landmark interpretation."


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