Supreme Court May Hear Abortion Case
Sep 26 12:56 PM US/Eastern
The Bush administration has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on a procedure that critics call "partial birth" abortions, setting up a showdown that could be decided by the president's new choice for the court.
The appeal, which had been expected, follows a two-year, cross-country legal fight over the federal law.
An appeals court in St. Louis said this summer that the ban on late term abortion is unconstitutional because it makes no exception for the health of the woman.