In Abortion Battle, the Tie Went to the Congress

Legal scholars and historians are going to be fighting for decades over the scope and meaning of yesterdays big abortion ruling. Journalists already are offering their own perspectives on one of the biggest cases of the term and certainly the biggest victory for anti-abortion advocates in a generation. And of course the rest of you already seem to be fighting over it (if the comments to my last post are any indication). Me? Putting aside the emotional nature of this debate for partisans on both sides, I find the most fascinating aspect of the ruling to be the way the Courts majority upheld the federal ban against these sorts of abortion procedures despite the fact that no fewer than three different trial judges, and three separate appellate courts, determined after three hotly-contested trials that the procedure in question often is the most appropriate medical procedure. In other words, when given

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