Carol Platt Liebau: A Good Day for the Unborn

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Good Day for the Unborn

The Partial Birth Abortion Act has been upheld by today's Supreme Court opinion. It's a good day for the unborn -- and for America -- when a gruesome procedure, under which babies are half born and then their brains sucked out, is outlawed (except when the life of the mother is at stake).

Note that the physician "credited" with developing the partial birth abortion procedure has said it is never medically necessary. So has Everett Koop and a coalition of other physicians. The American Medical Association endorsed this legislation almost ten years ago.

2 Comments:

Blogger robert said...

The ruling itself is narrow. The statute was challenged "on its face", meaning either that there was no set of circumstances under which it would be valid or that it would be invalid in a substantial fraction of circumstances.

The opinion in fact invites "as applied" challenges to the law, meaning a concrete challenge to a specific set of facts.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Larry Who said...

No doubt, this is a small beginning. But remember this: Elijah prayed a cloud the size of a man's hand into a gully bursting rain storm. (1 Kings 18:44)

So, let's just keep praying. There is the sound of an abundance of rain ready to pour on the Supreme Court.

8:33 AM  

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