Skip to comments.Obama Gives Medal of Freedom to Justice Who Called Partial-Birth Abortion Exercise of 'Liberty'
Posted on 05/30/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomwhich he described as the highest civilian honor this country can bestow"--on retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that a woman was exercising her right to "liberty" when she hired a doctor to kill her child through the procedure known as partial-birth abortion.
"That holding--that the word 'liberty' in the Fourteenth Amendment includes a womans right to make this difficult and extremely personal decision--makes it impossible for me to understand how a State has any legitimate interest in requiring a doctor to follow any procedure other than the one that he or she reasonably believes will best protect the woman in her exercise of this constitutional liberty," Justice Stevens wrote in his concurring opinion in Stenberg v. Carhart.
During his time on the court, Stevens joined in two Supreme Court opinions specifically arguing that partial-birth abortion was a constitutional right. The first was the majority opinion in Stenberg, the second was the minority opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart.
At his vacation home in Florida, he was John from Arlington, better known for his world-class bridge game than his world-changing judicial opinions, Obama said at a White House ceremony on Tuesday as he awarded Stevens the Medal of Freedom.
Even in his final days on the bench, Justice Stevens insisted he was still learning on the job," Obama said. "But in the end, we are the ones who have learned from him.
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That said, I still oppose baby-killing in all forms, and the "Pro-Choice" cutesy PC-tagging/naming of the practice of killing babies is merely because they can't stomach calling it what it really is.
I guess the good news would be that more Democrat babies are being killed than future Conservative babies, which may be hope for the long range plan.....
Liberals are darwining themselves into oblivion. In the long run, abortion will hasten the appearance of sufficient opposition to get it banned again, even if it takes a constitutional amendment.
This event - honor - is an example of why sitting out the election does tremendous damage to the conservative ideals of America. Make Obama a one term resident of 1600 Penn. Ave. Vote early and vote often...take friends to the polls.
Medal of Murder.
Does is hang from a black ribbon?
So much for the Medal of Freedom. It’s a bigger joke than the Nobel Peace Prize now. Barry has done everything he can to destroy everything American. Our country, our honor and are freedom are all gone.
The only Republican to call him out on it was Newt Gingrich, who is getting my Vote in the upcoming CA Primary, even though it makes no difference.
Barrack should have been aborted since his mother was punished.
A man who celebrates the killing of a baby and calls it a liberty is a twisted soul. He never should have been a Supreme Court justice. He is a moral pervert.