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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Group Asks That Abortion Ban Not Be Taken Up By High Court

An advocacy group asked the United States Supreme Court on Friday to let stand a ruling by a Nebraska judge that the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional. The New York based Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the Nebraska challenge to the ban, asked the high court to reject a request by the Bush administration to take up the case. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln ruled last year that the ban, while containing an exception to save the life of the mother, is unconstitutional because it makes no such exception for the health of the woman.  That ruling was upheld by 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Source. Sioux City Journal, Online Edition, For more information, please click here (last visited November 19, 2005).

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