The U-S Supreme Court has knocked down Nebraska’s ban on partial birth abortions, and the decision tosses out Iowa’s law which bans the late-term abortion.Bob Brammer, a spokesman for Iowa Attorney General, says that decision likely knocks out Iowa’s law since it is similar to Nebraska’s law.Brammer says Iowa’s law was never enforced, as it was being challenged in the courts.The Nebraska law was challenged by Dr. LeRoy Carhart of Bellevue, Nebraska. He’s the only doctor in Nebraska known to perform abortions after the sixteenth week of pregnancy. Steven Emmert is a spokesman for Planned Parenthood of Omaha/Council Bluffs. He says this a very good date, although he says the 5-4 vote raises a concern.”Iowa Right To Life” Committee executive director Kim Gordon says her group isn’t giving up on the issue.Gordon says attorneys for her group are in the Supreme Court chambers at this hour, reading through the decision. She says they’ll then determine what to do next.In a five-to-four decision, the nation’s high court ruled the partial-birth abortion law put an “undue burden” on a woman’s decision to get an abortion and was unconstitutional.
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