Legal Brief: "The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban" Article Review by pisc23

Legal Brief: "The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban"
This paper describes a legal brief by Tamara F. Kushnir entitled 'Comment: It's My Body, It's My Choice: The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003' from the "Loyola University Chicago Law Journal", Summer, 2004.
# 102030 | 970 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 10, 2008 in Law (Constitution) , English (Analysis) , Law (Historic Trials) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper presents a progression of many cases by which Tamara F. Kushnir, in her legal brief from the "Loyola University Chicago Law Journal", establishes a history of the right to privacy and therefore the right to an abortion. The author then reviews Kushnir's analysis of the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act (PBABA) and summarizes Congress' 15 declarations in this law. The paper relates that the final section of this article is the author's argument that the PBABA is unconstitutional because it does not only limit D&X, aka a partial-birth abortion, there is not an adequate health exception, it is an undue burden and the legislative findings are in conflict with the Stenberg decision. The author reports that Kishnir states that the deference should be based on 'City of Boerne v. Flores' and 'Dickerson v. U.S.', which said that legislative findings should not overrule a Constitutional provision.

From the Paper:

"In the PBABA, Congress was sure to present Congressional Findings in support of the Act. In fact, the author states that Congress dedicated 5 paragraphs to explaining how the Supreme Court should give high deference to the findings. The cases that were cited in support of deference to Congressional Findings were Anderson v. Bessemer City, Katzenbach v. Morgan, and Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. v. FCC. Anderson v. Bessemer City set a precedent that the trial courts findings of fact have deference over a reviewing court."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Tamara F. Kushnir. Comment: It's My Body, It's My Choice: The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. 2004 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Summer, 2004. 35 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1117.

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