Written by Orli Lotan on behalf of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Center for Research and Information, “Limitations in Abortion Legislation: A Comparative Study” (hereafter abbreviated “Legislation”) examines
Known for dropping a long-held distinction in the
Court: Supreme Court of Massachusetts
Citation: 9 Metcalf, 263, 50 Mass. 263
Status as current law: Questionable
Value as precedent: None
The Court settled the question left open from the case of Commonwealth v. Bangs that it must be proved a woman was “quick with child” in order for abortion prohibitions to have any effect in Massachusetts.