Skip to comments.Court strikes down Va. late-term abortion ban [Clinton judges in action]
Posted on 05/20/2008 4:38:12 PM PDT by freespirited
A Virginia law banning a type of late-term abortion is still unconstitutional, even though a similar federal ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirms the same courts 2005 ruling striking down the law. The Supreme Court had ordered the appeals court to take another look at Virginias statute after the ruling on the federal ban.
The appeals court cited a key difference between the federal and state bans on the procedure that abortion opponents call partial-birth abortion. The federal law protects doctors who set out to perform a legal abortion that by accident becomes the banned procedure. The Virginia statute provides no such protection....
The state law is unconstitutional because it imposes an undue burden on a womans right to obtain an abortion, Judge M. Blane Michael wrote in the majority opinion, joined by Judge Diana Gribbon-Motz....
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Gee, why am I not suprised?
President Hillary Clinton would appoint them, President Barack Hussein Obama would for sure - you’re not going to live through any abortion if he’s around...but President Juan McCain wouldn’t appoint them ever - my point.
There is no point in having elected office holders.
Lets just have judges and pollsters and be done with it....
How can these idiots strike down a law that was upheld by the Supreme Court?
Ones vote does matter however why would a vote for Mcpain make a differance in this instance. I’m not voting for Mcpain. God help us all.
Absolutely disgusting. May God forgive our nation.
I think judges could be a major issue to be used against Demonrats. Their judges are always doing stuff like this or releasing child molesters, murderers, giving terrorists rights, etc. etc. Problem is when will Republicans wake up to this? They never have.
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