Birth Abortion Health Exception Is Clear, Real And Not
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2003
The Following Statement Can Be
Attributed To Nevada LIFE President Don Nelson.
judge in Nebraska has stayed implementation of the newly
signed Partial Birth Abortion Ban in Nebraska on the
grounds that it may not contain a health exception.
The Health Exception is clear.
The new law says: “This subsection does not apply
to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life
of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder,
physical illness, or physical injury, including a
life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from
the pregnancy itself.”
This objection is Orwellian
nonsense and judicial Rorschach at best.
It ignores the very words for which the stay has been
place. The judge
and those raising these objections should take seriously the
very words which have been used in this new law.
There is expert evidence that
partial birth abortion is never necessary and is, on the
contrary, damaging to the woman.
In commenting on the Supreme Court’s Stenberg
decision which struck down partial birth abortion laws in over
30 states, the bill says, “Neither the plaintiff in
Stenberg v. Carhart, nor the experts who testified on his
behalf, have identified a single circumstance during which a
partial-birth abortion was necessary to preserve the health of
Gallup-CNN-USA in late October found that young adults 18-29
support the ban 77-19 percent with other groups supporting it
68-25 percent. Doctors and nurses likewise do not
support partial birth abortion.
Abortion advocates support for the inhumane partial
birth abortion procedure demonstrates how extreme and out of
step they are with America and American values.
The Court should respond in decency and let this law
stand and start taking seriously the very words of the law
which they are judging.