WASHINGTON, Mar 23 (LSN)  In a severe blow to the U.S. pro-life movement, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected the appeal of a lower court decision that struck down Ohio’s ban on partial-birth abortion. Three of the seven justices, however, dissented from the controversial decision. Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote, “Our failure to review the decision below may cast unnecessary doubt on the validity of other state statutes (restricting abortion).”  A federal judge overturned Ohio’s 1995 law banning partial-birth abortion, saying it was unconstitutional. A federal appeals court agreed with that ruling, and the state requested a review of the decision by the Supreme Court.