Thursday, August 26, 2004

Judge Rules Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

This man's skull contains a vacuum.

A federal judge ruled today (Aug. 26) the federal partial-birth abortion ban is unconstitutional, striking a blow to those determined to outlaw the grisly procedure.

In his ruling, Casey called partial-birth abortion a "gruesome procedure" but claimed the ban conflicts with a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in 2000 upholding the practice. That decision in the Steinberg v. Carhart case said a "health of the mother" exception must be a part of any abortion ban.

"Health of the mother?" Please. This is the universal cop-out all abortion-mongers use in justifying their twisted, sick agenda. Of course, little mention is made that her "health" is defined in an all-encompassing way, which includes anything from her mental status, to a hangnail.

"While Congress and lower courts may disagree with the Supreme Court's constitutional decision, that does not free them from their constitutional duty to obey the Supreme Court's rulings," Casey said.

I submit that Congress only has a duty to obey the Supreme Court when its decisions agree with the Constitution's intentions. When this "august" body reads into our founding documents rights that do not, in fact, exist, we should all belly-laugh in its collective faces. This "elitists-know-best" attitude sickens me.

Casey admitted in his ruling: "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."

This is one of the most illogical, patently stupid remarks I've ever read. Is this what our Founders intended? The protection of an act dubbed "gruesome, brutal, barbaric, and uncivilized?"

Abortion is murder. Our Founders believed that all men are created equal--by God. And they recognized a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

They have spoken. And so has God, Himself. Just look up the Ten Commandments, among other scriptures.

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