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Split decision for anti-abortionists before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has given abortion opponents a defeat and a victory by turning away two cases.

For the third time, the high court rejected an appeal from anti-abortion activists trying to overturn a $16 million judgment. They had used "wanted" posters to identify abortion clinic doctors, declaring them guilty of crimes against humanity and listing their addresses and telephone numbers. Earlier appeals were rejected in 2006 and 2003.

But the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that will let people in Arizona get license plates that say "choose life." A federal appeals court ruled that denying the slogan on license plates would be a violation of free speech.

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