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5th Circuit rejects motion to overturn Roe v. Wade

[JURIST] The US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a motion from the original plaintiff in Roe v. Wade to have the case that legalized abortion in all 50 states overturned. Norma McCorvey had asserted that abortions cause women long-term emotional harm and hoped this information would be enough to overturn the case.

McCorvey used the pseudonym of "Jane Roe" as the plaintiff in the landmark case but now has switched sides and is a vocal anti-abortion activist. Just last week, a federal judge in Nebraska ruled a ban on late-term abortions was unconstitutional because it failed to include an exception when a woman's health is in danger. Read the Nebraska opinion ruling late-term abortions unconstitutional here. Read the 5th Circuit opinion dismissing McCorvey's case here [PDF]. CNN has more.

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