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Partial-Birth Abortion



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AP is reporting that the Supreme Court has granted review of one of the court of appeals decisions invalidating the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. That should mean that the case will be set for oral argument in October (or possibly November) 2006. Given Justice Kennedy’s dissent from the Court’s 2000 ruling on a state partial-birth abortion statute in Stenberg v. Carhart, there should be five votes now to overturn that execrable ruling.



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