Appeals Court Rules "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban" Unconstitutional
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court declared the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying the measure is vague and lacks an exception for cases in which a
woman's health is at stake.
The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appeals court in the country to hold the law to be unconstitutional.
Federal judges in New York and Nebraska also have ruled the ban unconstitutional. The Nebraska ruling was upheld in July by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I wonder how long it will take before this case is heard by the Supreme Court.