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Rutledge announces another agenda lawsuit: Against common abortion procedure


Add abortion to pollution protection, gay discrimination and protecting universities against sexual assault claims on Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's busy national litigation agenda. (No, still nothing from her on unconstitutional payday lending in the state she was elected to serve.)In a news release laden with inflammatory language borrowed from anti-abortion groups, Rutledge said she'd join 21 other states in trying to reinstate an Alabama law invalidated in federal court that bans an anti-abortion procedure that is the safest and  most commonly used in second trimester abortions.Rutledge claims states have authority to "protect human life" with laws that target the dilation and evacuation procedure. (Arkansas just passed such a law.) Anti-abortion groups call the procedure a "dismemberment abortion" in which surgical tools are used to remove portion of a fetus from the uterus.

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