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    강의날짜 2016-08-15
    강의제목 Abortion Rights
    강의듣기 http://liworld.co.kr/v3.1/lecture/afkn_v...de=2016-08




    Abortion Rights

    Good evening. Scott is off tonight. I'm Charlie Rose. The Supreme Court closed its term today with a major decision affirming abortion rights. The court overturned strict regulations that Texas imposed on abortion clinics in the name of safety. The majority found those rules unconstitutionally limit a woman's right to an abortion. Jan Crawford is at the Supreme Court. 
    Abortion rights supporters erupted with cheers as the court announced the ruling, the most significant abortion case in a decade. The 5-3 decision deeply divided the justices and turned on the vote of moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy. He cast a decisive vote with liberals, striking down the restrictive Texas law. 
    The law required clinics to be like ambulatory surgical centers and said clinic doctors must have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Abortion rights supporters said those restrictions would cut the number of clinics in Texas by half to less than ten in a state with 60,000 to 72,000 abortions per year. 
    Texas passed the law in 2013 after horrific abuses came to light in the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. 12 other states passed similar laws, saying they were necessary to protect women. Those laws are also affected by the decision. 
    Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights hailed the decision as a game changer. "And we will go forward in making sure that all of the laws that are blocking women's access to the constitutional rights will be overturned."
    Now the three dissenting justices called the ruling indefensible and said the court rewrote legal rules to reach today's result. They said these laws were intended to shut down unsafe clinics, Charlie, and they said if they had been on the books in Pennsylvania, it would have prevented the deaths of that patient and three infants at the clinic there. Jan Crawford at the Supreme Court. Jan, thanks.