Supreme Court Backs Ban On Abortion Procedure

Lesson #1 as to why rolling over Bush's choices for Supreme Court is a bad, bad idea.


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.[..]

The 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy 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 law is constitutional despite not containing an exception that would allow the procedure if needed to preserve a woman's health, Kennedy said. "The law need not give abortion doctors unfettered choice in the course of their medical practice," he wrote in the majority opinion.
Doctors who violate the law face up to two years in federal prison.

So now the Supreme Court are better medical experts than doctors. Unbelievable. The "forced birth" bunch want you to believe that this will prevent millions of women who casually and selfishly opt to end late term pregnancies, as if that's a rampant problem. What a load of you-know-what. Read this woman's experience and tell me that it doesn't upset you at what they are legislating over women's bodies. You want to talk slippery slope ? How many obstetricians will fear prosecution and hang up performing abortions completely? Ginsburg's dissent is wonderful in its righteous anger. USA Today compiles presidential contenders' statements here. Don't miss Giuliani's flop-flipping again.

Jane Hamsher at FDL notes that had NARAL not been so wimpy, this might not even have happened. Howie Klein has a brilliant post up on it. Blue America is not taking NARAL's failures sitting down. Please donate if you can.


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