WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – On Friday the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving a partial-birth abortion ban in Nebraska. A federal appeals court had earlier declared the law unconstitutional, as it has in most of the 30 states which have enacted similar legislation. The decision is long awaited in the country where a federal ban passed Congress more than once but was vetoed by President Clinton each time.
Nebraska’s Attorney General Don Stenberg asked in his appeal to the Supreme Court for a ban on partial birth abortions and for states to be given the freedom to preserve the life of all unborn children from the horrors of abortion. The Court refused the second portion of Stenberg’s request.
The case, Stenberg vs. Carhart, 99-830, is scheduled to be heard in April with a decision expected by July.
For more see the AP story.