Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Finally, finally, finally, finally!

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion!

Today the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. Justices Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas voted to uphold the ban on partial-birth abortion. Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion and Justice Ginsberg wrote the dissent, joined by Souter, Breyer and Stevens.

The Court upheld the ban, stating, "The government may use its voice and its regulatory authority to show its profound respect for the life within the woman." Justice Thomas added in a concurring opinion, joined by Justice Scalia: "I write separately to reiterate my view that the Court's abortion jurisprudence, including Casey and Roe v. Wade, has no basis in the Constitution."

We applaud the Supreme Court's decision today upholding the ban on partial-birth abortion. 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. People in this nation are beginning to understand that brutally taking the life of another human being, while devastating women in the process cannot even remotely be defined as "health care." Women and children deserve better than abortion.

This is the first step in dismantling the charade of Roe v Wade. Constitutional scholars on both sides of the abortion debate acknowledge that Roe v Wade has no constitutional basis. Unfortunately, other equally brutal methods - dismembering the unborn child in the uterus - are not affected by this ruling.

We will continue to work until all women and children our protected from the scourge of abortion.


Joelle said...

I was sooo excited when this news came out! I really hope it leads to the banning of abortion altogether.

Arielle said...

I'm not holding my breath for a ban, but I am glad to see the ban upheld. Good for Justice Thomas for adding the remarks he did!