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Judge: Controversial Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge rules the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act to be unconstitutional, the third such ruling since the bill was enacted. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Nebraska said the law does not include an exception for the woman's health and that Congress was "unreasonable" when it ignored doctors who said the procedure is sometimes medically necessary. NPR's Robert Smith reports.

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Robert Smith
Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.