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April 18, 2007

Breaking: Supreme Court Rules on Partial Birth Abortion

Topics: Life Issues
The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
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Finally, medical common sense and human reason has prevailed. The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide ban on the insensitive and brutal (to the unborn child) act of partial birth abortion today, handing abortion opponents an important long-awaited victory. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion, "The opponents of the act "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases."

One down; is Roe vs. Wade next?

Related: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

... the procedure is set into motion. I feel someone grabbing at my legs with forceps. It is not time for me to enter this world. I can her their voices. I can just make out my mother's voice. I scream in my world, I am not ready. Nevertheless, I am pulled into the birth canal. I am delivered down to my head. What has happened? Why did they stop? Something is piercing the base of my skull. The pain is too much for me to bare. I scream and move to avoid the piercing, however; I am held in place. The person holding me is puncturing my skull, and opening the hole by opening the scissors. The scissors are removed. By this time I am losing blood and consciousness, I can barely feel the insertion of the suction catheter. As my brains are sucked out my last thoughts are .... More
Related: Weblogging - Supreme Court Upholds Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Other coverage: Wizbang, Hot Air, La Shawn Barber, The Sandbox,

Posted by Richard at April 18, 2007 10:44 AM

In looking at the trackback post at Webloggin, particularly this: "Whatever one’s views concerning the Casey joint opinion, it is evident a premise central to its conclusion “that the government has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life� would be repudiated were the Court now to affirm the judgments of the Courts of Appeals. ...

The government has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life.

The blogger's point is right on - bigtime; indeed, "It is in this light that the abortion rights activists get the largest strike against them."

Posted by: Richard at April 18, 2007 2:46 PM



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