Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Federal court declares partial-birth abortion law unconstitutional.

At 9:00am this morning, Federal District Judge Phyllis Hamilton issued a 117-page order permanently enjoining the enforcement of the federal partial-birth abortion law. The order is here (PDF); the statute may be viewed here.

As reported this morning by the San Francisco Chronicle:The ruling applies to the nation's 900 or so Planned Parenthood clinics and their doctors, who perform roughly