Skip to comments.Majority of Americans Backed Supreme Court's Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling
Posted on 07/28/2007 5:12:24 PM PDT by monomaniac
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans backed the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year to uphold a national ban on partial-birth abortions. The poll is consistent with other surveys showing Americans strongly opposing the gruesome abortion procedure.
While abortion advocates frequently paint the high court's decision as out of step with the American public, the poll shows it is pro-abortion groups who don't represent most people.
The poll found that 55 percent of Americans agreed with the decision upholding the national partial-birth abortion ban.
The survey found that a majority of both men and women favored the decision.
The results of the survey show Americans back the partial-birth abortion ban but the results are outside the typical 60-80 percent found in most survey who oppose the three-day-long abortion procedure and want it banned.
A May Gallup survey used an inaccurate question referring to the procedure as a late-term one used in the last months of pregnancy. Still, it found that 72 percent of Americans said they supported the ruling while just 22 percent said they wanted the abortions to remain legal.
A poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, also done in May, found 66 percent think "government should make this procedure illegal" while just 28 percent favor keeping partial-birth abortions legal.
And an early May poll done by the Hart/Newhouse polling firm for the Wall St. Journal found similar results. Some 53 percent of those polled agreed with the ruling in the case while just 34 percent were opposed to it.
Good news. I know that the Dems are portraying that decision as some sort of sacrilege.
Take that Chuckie Schmuckie Schumer
You mean the People don’t like the idea of sucking the brains out of newborns!!! Now that’s news, NOT! What’s news is that 4 Justices found no problem with sucking the brains out of newborns.
National Review said it well:
“Four justices on the Supreme Court have accepted all the premises for a constitutional right to infanticide. They lack only the nerve to take their reasoning to its logical conclusion.”
Senator Says Democrats Were ‘Duped’ by Supreme Court Justices
July 28, 2007
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), a member of the Judiciary Committee that held hearings on Justices Roberts and Alito, said Democratic senators were duped into voting for the twos appointment to the Supreme Court. Schumer, in a speech to the American Constitution Society, said, “We were too easily impressed by the charm of nominee Roberts and the erudition of nominee Alito.” Schumer asked. “Their decency and intelligence shouldve tipped us off that they werent to be trusted.
Schumers comments came just days after Sen. Arlen Specter (RINO-Penn) voiced concerns about Roberts and Alito. It was our expectation that these appointees would shift to the left, like Souter, Stevens, and OConnor did, once they were elevated to lifetime jobs on the Court, Specter said. They were all appointed by Republican presidents, but became solid bulwarks of liberal jurisprudence once they got on the Court.
In a series of 5-4 rulings in the past year on topics such as abortion and racial integration, the court’s conservative majority, bolstered by Roberts and Alito, showed what Schumer called undue respect for the views of ordinary people. We have counted on the courts to overturn laws issuing from the biases of the electorate and their representatives. With the edition of Roberts and Alito, though, the Court is neglecting its traditional role as the nations supreme governing authority.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, spoke with Specter earlier this month, telling him that the court term that ended in June was notable for rulings that reversed some long-standing decisions. The new conservative bloc is undermining the authority of the judiciary. Breyer complained. If this trend is allowed to continue unchecked, the Courts ability to rule this country will be seriously compromised. We can only hope that the Democratically controlled Senate will prevent any of Bushs further nominees from being approved.
Schumer opined that his greatest regret was not doing more to kill the Alito nomination. Alito shouldnt have been confirmed, Schumer said. I should have done a better job. My colleagues said we didnt have the votes, but I think we should have twisted more arms and borked him when we had the chance.
Schumer concurred with Breyers assessment and vowed that the Senate will never confirm another Bush nominee. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito, Schumer said. Senator Barack Obamas (D-Ill) pledge that his first Supreme Court nominee will be a gay, black homeless person is looking like the medicine we need to restore a proper balance of perspective to the Court. Regardless of which Democrat is elected president in 2008, I think we can look forward to more acceptable jurists being appointed to the courts.
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