Now how’s this for a legacy?
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.
Click here to read the full Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.
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 decision pitted the court’s conservatives against its liberals, with President Bush’s two appointees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, siding with the majority.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia also were in the majority.
It was the first time the court banned a specific procedure in a case over how — not whether — to perform an abortion.
Thank you President Bush!
This would have never….NEVER had happened without Bush being in office and pushing through Alito & Roberts.
And this is a reminder that the next President will indeed be appointing a new Justice. Something to think about.
How is the loony left taking this news?
sinkingfeeling (1000+ posts) Journal Wed Apr-18-07 10:18 AM
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5. So will women now have to die when there is a deceased fetus in their wombs?
Since there is no such medical procedure as a partial birth abortion, and only Intact dilation and extraction which is often used to remove a dead fetus from the womb, how’s that going to happen?
Guess the conservative packing of the Supreme Court is working.
Nikki Stone1 (1000+ posts) Wed Apr-18-07 10:20 AM
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7. It’s ok with them if women die, just not fetuses.
I hate these people.
BattyDem (1000+ posts) Wed Apr-18-07 11:16 AM
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27. Supreme Court rules that a woman does not have a constitutional right to live.
That’s exactly what this ruling says. If you’re pregnant and that pregnancy endangers your health or your life, too bad. As a woman, you have NO right to live. You have NO right to do everything possible to save your life or protect your health. You are nothing.
To all you bastards who voted for Bush*: FUCK YOU!
To all you idiots who didn’t bother to vote and/or said it didn’t matter who was elected because they were all the same: FUCK YOU!
To all you spineless Democrats who didn’t bother to filibuster the wingnut assholes he put on the bench: FUCK YOU!
Hey RWers … sooner or later, this decision is going to come back and bite you in the ass because eventually, someone YOU love is going to have her life placed in danger because of a pregnancy … and you can pat yourselves on the back when she dies!
Benhurst (1000+ posts) Wed Apr-18-07 12:48 PM
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43. Well, of course. Welcome to BushAmerica.
And a special tip of the hat to the five fascist clowns on the United States Supreme Court. The Supremes Strike Again!
My, I think they are a tad bit upset.