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Judge upholds abortion charges

MADISON, Neb. — A Nebraska state court declined to quash charges against Jessica Burgess for concealing the death of another person and aiding and abetting her formerly pregnant daughter’s abortion. Burgess argued that a fetus is not a person under state law and that she was exempt from the aiding and abetting statute; the judge overruled both arguments as a matter of law.

Read the ruling here.

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