Court Strikes Down Partial Birth Abortion Ban
IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2000
expected, the United Supreme Court yesterday took away
what was left of any supposed rights of unborn children no
matter how late in pregnancy by striking down the Nebraska
Law Banning Partial Birth Abortion. Partial birth abortion is so heinous that Justice Scalia says
this procedure is “so horrible that even the most
clinical description of it evokes a shudder of
striking of this law means the court has chosen to defy
the vast 68 percent of the majority of those who support
the ban, the 32 states whose duly elected legislators
passed this ban, and it most likely pre-empts the ban
supported and passed by a veto proof majority in the US
House of Representatives and 65 Senators in the Senate.
O Connor has left the door open that perhaps more precise
definition and a health of the mother exception could
allow such a law to pass a constitutional test.
We believe this to be a ruse because such an
exception would be so broad as to make the ban
of the mother” as defined by the Court in Doe v Bolton
is so broad as to encompass a woman’s psychology,
depression, social and financial probabilities that
anything can be used to justify an abortion under the
“health of the mother” exception.
Court has affirmed what Nevada LIFE and right to life
advocates have contended since 1973.
Roe v Wade makes abortion entirely legal throughout
pregnancy at any time and for any reason.
If the court can strike a law making it a crime to
partially deliver vaginally a living unborn child and
killing an unborn child before completing delivery because
it imposes a so called “undue burden” on women, then
there is no circumstance under which a restriction to
abortion would not be an undue burden.
Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood equal
partial birth abortion.
Children have no rights at any point in the womb.
LIFE believes this decision accelerates the descent into
the barbarism that began with Roe.
LIFE is not only stunned, but outraged at the moral
bankruptcy of the majority members of the court for its
court reasons in part that banning this procedure
threatens the more common second trimester abortion
technique, the d & e technique.
In questioning during the case a Justice implied
that the barbarity of partial birth abortion could not be
used because that would jeopardize the d & e technique
which is equally gruesome.
That technique involves pull, tearing and cutting
the unborn child into pieces in the womb while the child
is still alive. Court
testimony says the child is still alive at this time even
when a limb or two are pulled off.
the majority of the court had an ounce of humanity,
goodness, or any moral sensibility, they would have been
outraged and responded by striking both of these barbaric
is morally bankrupt to use the inhumanity of one technique
to support another inhumane means of producing death.
The proper role of a just government is to protect
the weak and the powerful from the strong.
Once again, by turning its back on the unborn
child, The Court has failed to live up to the main
principles of our republic, which are to assert, protect
and, defend the right to life and the principle of justice
for all to all people, just as it has in Dred Scott and Korematsu
before it. We
hope that all Americans will keep up the good fight and
not be discouraged by this travesty of justice.