The Eighth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling Fridaycalling Iowa’s law banning so-called “partial birth abortions”unconstitutional. The Iowa Right to Life Committee responded to the decisionwith a short statement by spokesperson Samona Yentes. She says abortionproviders overturned the law by arguing that partially delivering a livingfetus before killing it applies even to first trimester abortions. Yentessays providers aren’t telling this to women who go in for a first trimesterabortion.Yentes says while the decision is disappointing, a decision by a VirginiaAppeals court to uphold a similar law gives hope.