Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling
AP is reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the federal law banning partial-birth abortion. I will provide a more detailed account after I have received the opinion.
Update: Here’s Lyle Denniston’s initial report:
Dividing 5-4, the Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a sweeping victory to the federal government and to other opponents of abortion, upholding the 1993 law that banned what are often called “partial-birth abortions.” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the first-ever decision by the Court to uphold a total ban on a specific abortion procedure.
This report is erroneous in at least two respects: The law is from 2003, not 1993, and it’s not a “total ban”. I hope the remainder is correct.