From Yahoo News:


…a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying it infringes on a woman’s right to choose. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s … agreed with abortion rights activists that a woman’s right to choose is paramount, and that it is therefore “irrelevant” whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend. “The act poses an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose an abortion,” the judge wrote….In a statement, the Bush re-election campaign said: “Today’s tragic ruling upholding partial birth abortion shows why America needs judges who will interpret the law and not legislate from the bench. … John Kerry’s judicial nominees would similarly frustrate the people’s will…”


The “people’s will” is irrelevant to the matter. The issue is individual rights–specifically a women’s right to her own life. The women has a right to her life, and the unborn child does not have a right to it.



Kerry spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee voted to restrict late-term abortions when the measure contained a “clear exception for life or health of women.”


This is better than Bush, but not by much. “Clear exception” is an unclear standard. Either the women has a right to a partial-birth abortion or does not.



…”When John Kerry is president he will appoint judges that are committed to upholding the Constitution, not pursuing an ideological agenda.”


The problem is not that Bush is pursuing an ideological agenda, but that his ideology on this issue is based on the supremacy of religion and the pursuit of self-sacrifice, as opposed to being based on the supremacy of individual rights and the pursuit of happiness. The American constitution being founded upon the the ideology of the latter. Observe that on other issues–from confiscatory taxation to handing over American sovereignty to the United Nations– Kerry is more than willing to sacrifice the life and happiness of Americans.



Justice Department spokeswoman Monica Goodling said the government “will continue to devote all resources necessary to defend this act of Congress, which President Bush has said ‘will end an abhorrent practice and continue to build a culture of life in America.'”…Violating the law carries a two-year prison term. [“Judge: Bush Abortion Ban Unconstitutional”]


Translated: a culture of women undergoing back-room illegal “partial-birth” abortions because they have no other choice.


Recommended Website: Abortion is Pro-Life

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