A federal judge in New York blocked enforcement of the government's new ban on certain late-term abortions, sometimes called partial-birth abortions -- the second court victory for abortion rights advocates since President Bush signed the law yesterday. U.S. District Judge Richard Casey granted a request by the National Abortion Federation and seven doctors to block enforcement of the ban. The ruling, while it applies only to the plaintiffs, may have broad application. The federation says that its members perform half of the abortions done nationwide. Yesterday a judge in Nebraska also blocked implementation of the law but said his ruling applied only to the four doctors who were plaintiffs in the case. -- by the Associated Press
N.Y. judge blocks implementation of abortion law
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