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Judge Says Partial Birth Abortion Is Gruesome, Barbaric, Uncivilized And Causes Severe Pain.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2004

In today’s decision by Federal Court Judge Richard Casey to strike the Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003, Judge Casey wrote that partial birth abortion is gruesome, brutal, barbaric, uncivilized and causes the unborn severe pain.  Abortionists who do them are not concerned by the pain they cause the unborn, nor do they think it relevant to tell the aborting mothers of the pain this will cause to their unborn children.  Judge Casey wrote "The Court finds that the testimony at trial and before Congress establishes that D&X [partial-birth abortion] is a gruesome, brutal, barbaric, and uncivilized medical procedure.”  He also said that there is "credible evidence that [such] abortions subject fetuses to severe pain.  Notwithstanding this evidence, some of Plaintiffs' experts testified that fetal pain does not concern them, and that some do not convey to their patients that their fetuses may undergo severe pain during a D&X [partial-birth abortion]." 

Judge Casey blocked the ban because it conflicted with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 Stenberg ruling that Roe v. Wade protects partial birth abortion.  In June, Judge Phyllis Hamilton rejected the bill in part because it was deemed an undue burden.  She dismissed as irrelevant the excruciating pain felt by the unborn during a Partial Birth Abortion because a Dilation and Extraction (D & E) abortion in which the child is dismembered in the womb, would be equally painful.  Hamilton and abortion advocates believe that this unnecessary and inhumane treatment of the unborn should be left to personal choice. 

The November election presents America with a clear choice.  A switch of one justice would overturn Stenberg.  George W. Bush signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban saying "a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth."  John Kerry voted 6 times to oppose the ban on this gruesome procedure.  John Kerry will appoint only judges who agree with him.  He will ensure that these brutal partial birth abortions will continue with the full force of the federal government and eventually, with taxpayer funding.

 

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