Partial-Birth Abortion Banned

SCOTUS upheld the ban, and Anthony Kennedy wrote the decision. Bench Memos summarizes . Ed Whelan concludes:
On initial read, this opinion strikes me as a significant victory. In particular, it appears that the Court is disinclined to continue to have special ad hoc rules that uniquely favor those who challenge abortion regulations.
His blogging colleague, Richard Garnett, writes:
Justice Kennedy's opinion for the majority does not change the Court's basic position with respect to abortion, but it does make clear that the Court's precedents permit reasonable, careful regulations of abortion in order to promote the state's valid interest in protecting what Justice Kennedy called the government's '"interest in respect for life."