U.S. Supreme Court throws out rulings that invalidated abortion laws

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court, in the aftermath of its decision last week to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, on Thursday threw out lower court rulings that invalidated three abortion laws at the state level. All three laws – from Arizona, Arkansas and Indiana – were blocked by lower courts based on Roe and the subsequent 1992 ruling that reaffirmed it. That decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, was also overturned as part of the court’s June 24 ruling that upheld a law in Mississippi that bans abortion after 15 we…

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