On April 18, in Gonzales v. Carhart, the Supreme Court upheld (5-4) a federal ban on certain late term abortions.  Justice Kennedy's majority opinion touched on the same themes as Stenberg v. Carhart while reaffirming the Casey approachJustice Thomas' brief concurrence, joined by Justice Scalia, mentions the possibility of a Commerce Clause challenge to the law and renews the Justices' dissatisfaction with substantive due process jurisprudence.  Justice Ginerg's dissent, joined by Stevens, Souter, and Breyer, emphasizes the absence of a health exception.

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Senator Boxer has introduced the Freedom of Choice Act (S.1173), which would in effect nullify the federal ban at issue in Carhart.  The House version (H.R. 1964) was introduced by Rep. Nadler.  See for bill text and co-sponsors.