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High court upholds ban on abortion procedure

5-to-4 ruling underscores shift on bench

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / April 19, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court voted yesterday to uphold a national ban on the procedure opponents call "partial-birth abortion," marking the first time the court has allowed a ban on any type of abortion without a broad exception to protect a woman's health. (Full article: 1045 words)

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