Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Alleluia! Partial Birth Abortion Is Done!

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.

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.

The opponents of the act "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.

The minority (man, that sounds good) has not refrained from giving their opinion on the decision:

"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."

She was joined by Justices Stephen Breyer, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

So, according to Justice Ginsburg the Supreme Court is infallible and can never be wrong. I think as long as she is quoting precedent she should look at the precedent the High Court has set at being wrong in its history. Like, um, I don't know, the time they told a slave that he had to remain a slave even though he was a slave in a state where slavery was illegal.

But whatever the case, babies can no longer be pulled out of their mother up to the neck and have their brains sucked out. Some people are upset at this ruling, I, on the other hand, am praising God.
UPDATE: The official Court ruling can be found here.

UPDATE 2: CNA has a great article and points out the pro-life response

Fr. Frank Pavone:

Fr. Frank Pavone, voiced the support of his group Priests for Life noting that “the United States Congress, and the vast majority of state legislators and American citizens, have made it clear over the last decade that this procedure - by which a child is killed in the very process of delivery - has no place in a civilized society.”

"We are grateful to all who worked so hard to pass this law and to educate the public about this unspeakably violent procedure," Fr. Pavone said.

Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ):

“Abortion methods either chemically poison a child to death or rip, tear, dismember, and vacuum the brain of the defenseless baby,” Smith boldly added. “ There is absolutely nothing whatsoever benign, compassionate, or just about a violent act that utterly destroys the life of a baby - it is a gross violation of human rights. Scrutiny must be brought to bear on the methods. The discussion of partial-birth abortion begins that process."

Dr. Paul Schenck:

"We are seeing a remarkable decrease of in the number of yearly abortions,” Newman said, “and an amazing increase in the number of closed abortion mills. In addition, polls are showing that America is becoming more and more pro-life, especially among the younger generations.”

“This is the first legal crack in the crumbling Roe v. Wade foundation, and is the first, necessary step toward banning the horrific practice of abortion in this nation,” he said.

I could post about this all day...and I just might...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!