SCOTUS Backs Ban on Partial Birth Abortion, “Promote Respect for life, Including the life of the Unborn.”


Well its about time. The US Supreme Court in a 5–4 ruling upheld the nationwide ban on SCOTUSpartial birth abortion. Even if you are pro-abortion, one would have to concede that the sick act of “partial birth” abortion goes beyond the pale of common decency. Its hardly an issue of choice.

WASHINGTON (AP) – 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. (Breitbart)

The SCOTUS decided to uphold “the respect for life”, what a novel concept. An abortion procedure? Partial birth abortion is not a procedure, it is barbarism.

The Supreme Court broke new ground yesterday in upholding federal restrictions on abortion, with President Bush’s two appointees joining a court majority that said Congress was exercising its license to “promote respect for life, including the life of the unborn.”

It was also the first time since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of January 1973 that justices approved an abortion restriction that did not contain an exception for the health of the woman. It does, however, provide an exception to save the woman’s life. (Washington Post)

Others posting:

This is a barbarous procedure. Regardless of where you stand on abortion, this is an abomination that we, as a society, should not allow. (I am frankly shocked that any doctors in this country agree to perform what is nothing more than the killing of infants. Not embryos, infants.)

And some reaction typical over-reaction from the left. Sorry folks, partial birth abortion goes beyond all levels of human decency and is one of the most barbaric and hideous acts ever. All in the name of choice, bull!

Daily Kos, SCOTUS Upholds Ban On Abortion Method

Chip, chip, chipping away at Casey’s “undue burden” test until a woman’s right to control her reproductive decisions fundamentally disappears.

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    9 Responses to “SCOTUS Backs Ban on Partial Birth Abortion, “Promote Respect for life, Including the life of the Unborn.””

    1. R-squared on April 18th, 2007 11:26 pm

      From what I have read about partial birth abortions, the decision is the right one, but here we are with an interesting situation.

      You’re safe while you are in the womb, but once you’re on the outside, watch out. G W bush is waiting to send you to Iraq to be killed in his war against terrorism better known as his support of our so called ralationship with Israel.

    2. yoyo muffintop on April 18th, 2007 11:47 pm

      Ahh – politics vs science. It would be nice if one day science won.

      Here’s the response from the ACOG:
      Washington, DC — Despite the fact that the safety advantages of intact dilatation and evacuation (intact D&E) procedures are widely recognized-in medical texts, peer-reviewed studies, clinical practice, and in mainstream, medical care in the United States-the US Supreme Court today upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.

      According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) amicus brief opposing the Ban, the Act will chill doctors from providing a wide range of procedures used to perform induced abortions or to treat cases of miscarriage and will gravely endanger the health of women in this country.

      “Today’s decision to uphold the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 is shameful and incomprehensible to those of us who have dedicated our lives to caring for women,” said Douglas W. Laube, MD, MEd, ACOG president. “It leaves no doubt that women’s health in America is perceived as being of little consequence.

      “We have seen a steady erosion of women’s reproductive rights in this country. The Supreme Court’s action today, though stunning, in many ways isn’t surprising given the current culture in which scientific knowledge frequently takes a back seat to subjective opinion,” he added.

      This decision discounts and disregards the medical consensus that intact D&E is safest and offers significant benefits for women suffering from certain conditions that make the potential complications of non-intact D&E especially dangerous. Moreover, it diminishes the doctor-patient relationship by preventing physicians from using their clinical experience and judgment.

      “On behalf of the 51,000 ACOG members who strive to provide the very best possible medical care to the women we serve, I can only hope that in the future, science will again be at the core of decision-making that affects the life and well-being of all of us,” said Dr. Laube.

    3. Scared Monkeys on April 19th, 2007 6:38 am

      #1. Why must everything the Left does be based upon their hate for GWB? Its actually really old.

      What will you poor people do when another Republican is President and Bush is not to blame for everything including cancer?

      Exactly how much hate do you all have that is so consuming?

      You take a heinous issue like PBA that you all know is wrong and somehow manage to still find a way to take a swipe at GW. What a tired message.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on April 19th, 2007 7:21 am

      With the birth control available, with the exception of rape and resulting harm to mothers health, if women take advantage of all perscription options, abortion would be all but eleminated with the two exceptions.

      Abortion has become the birth control for many. Abortion in itself has more dangers that child birth or birth control. We need to educate women that an abortion is not a form of birth control.

      This lack of education has been EVERY presidents short coming. I would think N.O.W. would work with women health groups to educate women. Birth Control should be the education.

      There is an old saying. Be careful what you ask for. If your screaming about womens reproductive rights, you may want to expand your political view, the presidential candidates now, will put aside abortion controversy for more control of your rights, bigger and more far reaching.
      Like a game, give em abortions, but when their looking there let’s strip away…….say……?
      Abortion has become a political shell in the game.

    5. wreck on April 19th, 2007 8:20 am

      Couldn’t have said it ant better, SM!!

    6. robots on April 19th, 2007 11:11 am

      thank goodness

    7. irl500girl on April 19th, 2007 12:24 pm

      PBA is so disgusting. It’s murdering children! Why a woman would have abortion in the first place (unless rape, incest, health issues) is sick enuf’ but to wait that long for an abortion is simply beyond my understanding. I get so sick of these women who use abortion as birth control.

    8. R-squared on April 20th, 2007 10:40 pm

      #3. I find your comment amusing to say the least. To be called a liberal or on the left just makes me laugh. I am as conservative as they come.

      You are right that I twisted PBA into a GWB bashing and that was probably less than appropriate.

      It’s simply a metter that GWB and his sidekick make me want to puke. We are in Iraq killing beautiful young Americans based on lies and more lies.

      And speaking of tired messages. How about your coverage of what’s happening in Aruba. I am a 100% supporter of the boycott and a 100% believer that the government and law enforcement in Aruba completely screwed the Holloway family to cover up a crime by one of their “protected people.”

      But you guys continue to bash and bash everyting that happens in Aruba. Anything from a small oil spill to an attempt to redecorate the airport. Aruba screwed up big time with the NH case but you guys jump on everything that they do.

      I jump on GWB because he is a disgrace in world leadership. He has lied to the world repeatedly. He has made America and Americans the most hated images in the world. He has caused hundreds of thousands to be killed, maimed, or displaced from their homes. He is building up a debt that will destroy our grandchildren. He is mentally ill and stupid and has that miserable p***k Cheney whispering in his ear and is too stupid to separate facts from fiction.

      GWB, aside from being stupid, hides behind his so-called christianity which is a joke. He is against embryonic stem cell research and abortion because of his “christian” regard for life, yet he sacrifices thousands to support his stupid mistake of entering into a war with Iraq in the first place. Now the moron is looking to duke it out with Iran, all to support AIPAC influenced ideas.

      Thanks to GWB, America is the most hated country in the workd and Americans are the most hated people. Read what’s going on and get grounded in reality.

      So I bash Bush because he is contributing to the destruction of America. You guys bash Aruba because they contributed to the cover-up of one missing person.

      I don’t know who has the tired message, but I think it’s SM and not RR.

      Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am in no way a liberal, just a senior citizen that has watched America go to hell under the guidance of people like GWB and his pack of lying yes men/women.

    9. yoyo muffintop on April 21st, 2007 3:53 pm

      You make a great point R-squared. You get jumped because you interject GW and the war into topics that have nothing to do with it, but the same is not done when people inject Aruba into topics that have nothing to do with Aruba.
      Wonder why that is?

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