Raleigh, N.C., Sep 4, 2019 / 12:25 pm
Four non-profit medical groups have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of a 20-week abortion limit in North Carolina.
The state of North Carolina has "legitimate interests in regulating and limiting the practice of abortion," the brief said.
"These important interests include using the State's voice and regulatory authority to show its profound respect for the 'life of the unborn' and protecting the health of women from 'the outset of  pregnancy'," it continued.
"North Carolina also has significant interest in regulating a 'brutal and inhumane procedure' to avoid 'coarsen[ing] society to the humanity of not only newborns, but all vulnerable and innocent human life' and in protecting the integrity of the medical profession."