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Courts Enjoin Abortion Ban as Justice Dept. Plans Enforcement

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Courts Enjoin Abortion Ban as Justice Dept. Plans Enforcement

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Courts Enjoin Abortion Ban as Justice Dept. Plans Enforcement

Courts Enjoin Abortion Ban as Justice Dept. Plans Enforcement

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The Justice Department plans to prosecute violators of the new ban on certain late-term abortions through the department's civil rights division, rather than its criminal division. Opponents of the new law say the decision opens up new ground in the debate over medical ethics and rights issues. Courts in New York and California have joined a Nebraska judge in blocking the law. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.