Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A victory for life!!

Now, I've got to tell you, I do not consider support for a partial-birth abortion ban to be any indication of real pro-life sentiment. It simply means that you are not willing to be a heinous, and disgusting, and repulsive extremist on this issue. But that is a step in the right direction.
-Alan Keyes
in a speech delivered in 1997

With a Supreme Court bench actually looking to uphold laws rather than legislate, the "partial-birth abortion ban" remains law.

The Supreme Court's conservative majority handed anti-abortion forces a major victory Wednesday in a decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure and set the stage for further restrictions.

For the first time since the court established a woman's right to an abortion in 1973, the justices upheld a nationwide ban on a specific abortion method, labeled partial-birth abortion by its opponents.

A partial-birth abortion ban was initially passed by Congress in 1998 only to have then President Bill Clinton veto the bill. Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate did not have the two-thirds majority to override the veto.

Thankfully, the ban was re-introduced in 2003, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush.

"I am pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that prohibits the abhorrent procedure of partial birth abortion," Bush said. "Today's decision affirms that the Constitution does not stand in the way of the people's representatives enacting laws reflecting the compassion and humanity of America."


What’s better is that the major Democrat candidates for President have gone on record expressing their dismay over the Supreme Court's ruling.

Good luck conveying those sentiments to voters over the next 19 months.



Psycheout said...

The Democrat candidates do themselves no favors by getting behind this abominable procedure.

But this is indeed a great day for the pro-life movement. We have Senator Sam Brownback to thank for rejecting the Miers nomination and getting Justice Alito on the court.

hammerswing75 said...

Yup, it's a step in the right direction. I rejoice in that.