Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Another Judge OKs Partial Birth Abortion

In another blow to the pro-life movement, US District Judge Richard Kopf from Nebraska ruled against the government's ban of Partial Birth Abortion. See the full story here.

"Highlights" of the story reveal that 1,200,000 abortions are performed in the United States each year. It is estimated that the number of partial birth abortions range from 2,200 to 5,000 each year.

In issuing his ruling, Judge Kopf stated that he ruled against the law passed by congress because it does not include a health exception for the woman. Let's be clear that the law does include an exception if the mother's life is in danger. A rational person would expect that this law, in its current form, as passed by both houses of congress and by the president, would not be subject to the whims of radical judges. Unfortunately this ruling makes it clear that activist judges are hell-bent on legislating from the bench in order to protect a woman's right to terminate her preganancy anytime, anywhere, for any reason, using any means.

USANows' prediction: If a revised law is passed to include a health exception, abortion rights activists will continue to support the grisly procedure using the mother's mental health as the basis on which to make exceptions.

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