Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Abortion Lays In the Hands Of 2 Men Bush Placed On Bench

The Supreme Court said today it will consider the constitutionality of banning late-term abortion.
The inept Bush administration has pressed the Supreme Court to reinstate the federal law, passed in 2003, but never put into effect because it was struck down by judges in California, New York, and Nebraska.
The outcome of this will probably rest with Samuel Alito and John Roberts, both of who were installed by Bush. In 2000, justices had been split 5-4 in striking down a state law barring partial birth abortion because some say it lacked an exception to protect the health of the mother.
The federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act prohibits a certain type of abortion, usually carried out in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
The case that will be heard this fall comes from Nebraska, where the federal law was challenged on behalf of physicians. Doctors contend that it's the safest method of abortion when the mother's health is threatened by heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Women's Association, and the American Nurses Association, also approve the practice when it is medically necessary, which happens to be around 2,000 times a year in the United States.
Over at 'Shakespeare's Sister' http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com she made a great point, "...anti-choicers dont trust women and their doctors to make that decision honestly- a position which pulls back the curtain on their "pro-life" Emerald City and reveals the contempt for life they actually have, in spite of their claims to the contrary. Only a person who has no respect whatsoever for human life could assume that women would invoke this rationale to terminate a pregnancy for no good reason, that expectant mothers who carry a pregnancy nearly to term would suddenly and randomly change their minds, with as much forethought as one might give to rearranging the living room furniture."