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Abortion Rights Ordinance in Radnor Township Stops Police From Investigating Abortion Cases

Abortion Rights Ordinance in Radnor Township Stops Police From Investigating Abortion Cases | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s decision in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, which has enshrined abortion rights since 1973, Radnor Township has blocked its police department from investigating or filing charges against people who seek or assist in abortions.

 

At a Monday meeting, the township’s board of commissioners voted 4-3 to pass the contentious ordinance that would block Radnor Township police officers from becoming involved in investigations into abortions, including stopping them from making arrests, filing criminal charges, or participating in prosecution of a person accused of facilitating, providing, or receiving abortion services.

 

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From the ordinance:

 

"No police officer or other person acting under color of law on behalf of Radnor Township or using resources or assets belonging to Radnor Township shall conduct any investigation, make any arrest, file any criminal charges, cooperate with any other officer, agent, agency, or department, or participate in any prosecution in which a person is accused of facilitating, providing, or receiving abortion services with the consent of the pregnant person during the first twenty four weeks of any pregnancy, or when the life or health of the pregnant person is endangered by continuation of the pregnancy."

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