The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling today, upheld the validity of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.
Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito joined. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Scalia joined. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Stevens, Souter and Breyer joined.
Gonzales, Attorney General v. Carhart et al., 550 U.S. __ (2007)
No. 05–380. Argued November 8, 2006—Decided April 18, 2007*
*Together with No. 05–1382, Gonzales, Attorney General v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., et al.