Apr 18, 2007

Constitution Takes Another Hit

One more Constitutional Right down the tubes, at least for women.
The Supreme Court's conservative majority upheld a nationwide ban Wednesday on a controversial abortion procedure in a decision that sets the stage for additional restrictions on a woman's right to choose.

"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.

"This ruling flies in the face of 30 years of Supreme Court precedent and the best interest of women's health and safety. ... This ruling tells women that politicians, not doctors, will make their health care decisions for them." She had argued that point before the justices. Said Eve Gardner of Planned Parenthood.

Reacting to the ruling, Bush said that it affirms the progress his administration has made to defend the "sanctity of life."

If that isn't the biggest bunch of bullshit I have heard! Bush cares about the sanctity of life? Since when?


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Jonathan-C. Phillips said...

woah! well i have a feeling Bush doesn't give a s***.. sanctity of life? This is really like taking a problem and moving it some place else.... crazy world we live in

Carol said...

Hi Jonathan,
Nice to see you. It is indeed a crazy world we live in. I am not a big fan of abortion but, I am not a fan of trampling the Constitution either. What a tangled web we weave.