The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to rule on the constitutionality of the federal ban on so-called "partial-birth" abortions -- the first-ever law passed by Congress to outlaw a method for terminating pregnancy. Three federal appeals courts have ruled that the 2003 law is unconstitutional, mainly because it lacks an exception to the ban when an abortion procedure outlawed is necessary to protect the woman's health. Congress said there was never a need for the banned procedure for health reasons. The case is Gonzales v . Carhart (05-380).
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