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Court Overturns Federal Ban on Some Types of Abortion

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Court Overturns Federal Ban on Some Types of Abortion

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Court Overturns Federal Ban on Some Types of Abortion

Court Overturns Federal Ban on Some Types of Abortion

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A federal judge in San Francisco strikes down a controversial federal ban on a type of abortion procedure. The judge declared the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, signed into law by President Bush last November, unconstitutional and an infringement on a woman's right to choose. For now, the ruling applies only to doctors working at Planned Parenthood clinics and doctors to whom the group makes referrals. Hear NPR's Richard Gonzales.