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abortion ban upheld

2007-04-18 16:49:04.759988+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Supreme Court backs ban on "partial birth abortion". Women will die because of this.

"Today's decision is alarming," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in dissent. She said the ruling "refuses to take ... seriously" previous Supreme Court decisions on abortion.

Ginsburg said the latest decision "tolerates, indeed applauds, federal intervention to ban nationwide a procedure found necessary and proper in certain cases by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists."

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-18 21:41:41.851772+00 by: QuantumBaseball [edit history]

Just a few thoughts on the ruling by the SC(R)OTUS(M):

  1. We the People will be feeling the results of SmirkingBoy's pernicious Supreme Court appointees for decades (oh, yeah. Thanks to the Democraps for rolling over and giving this Culture of Death mutant everything he wanted for years. No bullshit about being the minority party, either; they just let him be king).
  2. The term "partial birth abortion" is a spurious, sententious term coined by the religious right to demonize a medical procedure used only for dire, life-threatening situations (still-births or infants who die in the womb late term). More than 90% of abortions are performed in the first trimester.
  3. Health care decisions are best made by families and their medical providers-not politicians, or a benchful of men who think they know what's best for women. If a woman chooses to carry a pregnancy to term at the risk of both herself and the life inside her, so be it. But if she doesn't, she should have the right to terminate.
  4. Look here:


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health...0583/ DSECTION=8

  1. Praise the lord, save a fetus, but slaughter the children and pregnant women in Iraq. Pro-Life my ass.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-19 00:09:51.999944+00 by: Dan Lyke

Interesting: Ed Kilgore looks at the split decision (via Medley), notably that while Thomas and Scalia voted down party lines to reverse all previous SCOTUS decisions (as you'd expect), Kennedy, Alito and Roberts tied themselves (and logic) in knots in trying to reconcile previous decisions with this one, pretty much confirming that this was a political decision.

The decision in Gonzales v. Carhart here. Haven't read it myself yet.