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Posted on 06/02/2004 2:11:53 PM PDT by PatriotEdition
FRC Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Ruling
June 1, 2004 - Tuesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2004 CONTACT: Bill Murray, (202) 393-2100 FOR RADIO: Yvonne Lingo
"This judge's decision is not only a threat to unborn children, but to the democratic process," says FRC's Perkins.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to today's ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in California, declaring the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 unconstitutional, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement in his daily e-newsletter, The Washington Update:
"In a move not completely unexpected, the United States District Court for Northern California today imposed an injunction on the partial-birth abortion ban signed into law last year. The decision affects all 900 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country, and it is a sign that courts are not afraid to ignore democratically enacted laws in favor of the abortion-on-demand agenda.
"The court was provided with ample evidence proving the law is Constitutional but this one judge, a Clinton appointee, has decided to ignore that evidence. Her decision is not simply a threat to unborn children, but to the democratic process.
"While similar cases are currently pending in New York and Nebraska, the fate of the PBA ban will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the meantime, this is the latest example on a growing list of cases exemplifying judicial activism in America.
INTREP - JUDICIAL ACTIVISM ALERT
I know it's all about choice. I just want to know how they defend the health & welfare of the mother issue.
If you ever want to cause an abortion rights activist to have a stroke, ask that question.
This is defending the indefensible, when one tries to defend PBA.
somthing similar happened in Ireland, in 1983 the Irish People inacted the following amendment to our Constitution upholding the right to life of the unborn child:
BUNREACHT NA hÉIREANN
CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND
Enacted by the People 1st July, 1937
In operation as from 29th December, 1937
Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1983
[Acknowledged the right to life of the unborn, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.]
3.3° The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.
Nine years later we had the 'X-Case', in which a treacherous supreme court judge overruled the democratic will of the people.
Abortion and gun control. It's sickening how a lot of judges insert their gray matter into our laws.
Although I avoid revving-up pro-abortion advocates because it just a waste of breath, if I have to engage, I always ask if the mass of humanity that they call a fetus is only that until ALL of the baby's body is removed intact and undamaged then what is stopping them from banning baby showers or using any speech that utilizes the term "baby"? Are they going to outlaw sonograms? Outlaw memorial services for miscarriages? Will the question "When is the baby due?" be outlawed in favor of "When does the fetus come to term?" Will they create a new mental condition called "abortion procrastination."
The intellectual dishonesty to be heard at their rally's celebrating "choice" is so sickening as to illustrate the complete moral bankruptcy of the left. Pro-choice sounds like a question of whether to buy a Pepsi or a Coke. Pro-decision would be more appropriate but of course would be total anathema to the pro-abortion crowd because it implys a thought process that recognises the "choice" as being a serious one.
So if a pro-choice liberal is expecting within days, ask them if they plan to have the baby or make a last-minute decision to have the docter deliver the baby 3/4's of the way followed by twitching feet as they crush the baby's skull with their over-sized forceps.
PS: our local newspaper publishes at noon daily and had at the top not only the overturning of the PBA law but also a smiling picture of Hamilton and her quote that said the law did not ensure a woman's right to choice.
Your kidding. What happened after that, did the people or another judge fix it or is it still illegal in Ireland (forgive me, I don't know much about other countries laws)
"Your kidding. What happened after that, did the people or another judge fix it or is it still illegal in Ireland (forgive me, I don't know much about other countries laws)"
It's a long story, it was legalised, but the Irish Medical Council, resisted attempts to introduce it in the country.
Under pressure from Independent polititian Mildred Fox, TD, the Irish Government reintroduced a half-hearted Pro-Life amendment in 2002 (half hearted because it only protected life after implantation, rather than conception, and it made no attempt to clear up the right to travel or right to information issue), which I voted for because I believed it to be lesser evil, but the Pro-Life vote was split on the issue, so the amendement was not passed.
So to conclude we have a legal quagmire in Ireland when it comes to abortion, but at least we have no abortion clinics in the country, including Northern Ireland (that we know of anyway).
I don't know how accurate I am here, as I say it's a legal quagmire.
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