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Stenberg v. Carhart


Leroy Carhart (physician who specialized in late-term abortion services) v. Don Sternberg (Nebraska State Attorney General) - 2000

Dr. Carhart stated that the Nebraska law banning so-called “partial-birth abortion” was unconstitutional, based on the “undue burden” test established in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

The Court struck down the abortion ban on two grounds: the ban did not include an exception for the health of the woman, and the ban's language encompassed the most common method of second-trimester abortion.This would place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking abortions and would qualify as an "undue burden."



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