Jewish women’s groups hailed a ruling from a U.S. court declaring the “partial-birth abortion” ban illegal. A Nebraska court ruled Wednesday that the ban, which passed Congress last year, is illegal, following similar rulings this summer by federal courts in San Francisco and New York. Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women opposed the law. “This ruling reaffirms that any law that would put a woman’s life at risk is unconstitutional, echoing the Supreme Court’s decision in Stenberg v. Carhart in 2000,” said Marsha Atkind, NCJW’s president.
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