Excerpt from Fact Check - New York State new abortion laws.
"Roe v. Wade held that states may limit abortions after fetal viability, except in cases “necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother” (New York’s old law, which predated the decision, only allowed for late-term exceptions to protect the mother’s life.) Fetal viability was defined as being the point when a fetus was “potentially able to lived.” outside the mother’s womb, albeit with artificial aids.
New York’s new law does not explicitly define “health.”
In what is considered a companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the wellbeing of the patient. All these factors may relate to health. This allows the attending physician the room he needs to make his best medical judgment.”
(It also removes the criminal penalty for someone who accidentally kills a fetus by injuring the mother.)
The subject infant to be aborted is not a stillborn. It is alive and otherwise viable but the mother doesn't want it..perhaps the father has left her or she's lost a job, something that has caused her to want an abortion after letting it go for so long. An ethical doctor would probably refuse but there are those who wouldn't and claim it was for the woman's "health". A shot is given to stop the infant's heart and the rest follows.
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