A gesture in favor of a woman’s abortion choice

Over the dissent of one Justice, the Supreme Court on Monday silently added an implied measure of protection for the private choice of a woman to seek an abortion, sparing her doctor and her a state-mandated use of vivid fetal images to try to dissuade her.  Without comment, it refused a plea by state officials in North Carolina to restore a law requiring ultrasound displays before an abortion could go ahead.
The denial of review in Walker-McGill v. Stuart, with Justice Antonin Scalia dissenting without writing an opinion, came as the Justices granted review of two more cases for decisions in the next Term, starting in October — cases on the authority of Indian tribal courts, and on the rights of prison inmates who lack funds to pay a lawyer to pursue court challenges to their convictions or sentences.

Because the Court,

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