A little early for triumphalism but...
10:26 a.m. ET Wednesday, April 18, 2007
High Court Backs Partial Birth Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.
The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
The outcome is likely to spur efforts at the state level to place more restrictions on abortions.