BREAKING NEWS ~ Supreme Court to hear 'partial-birth' abortion ban case

[JURIST] MSNBC is reporting that the US Supreme Court [official website] has agreed to consider a case concerning the constitutionality of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act [PDF text].

The Bush administration in September appealed [JURIST report] to the Supreme Court a ruling [PDF text; JURIST report] from the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The appeals court ruling upheld a Nebraska district court decision [PDF text; JURIST report] that found the federal law unconstitutional because it lacks an exception for the health of the mother. The Second and Ninth Circuits have also found the law to be unconstitutional [JURIST report].

 

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