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  • Louisiana Senator Loses Pro-Abortion Donations After Backing PBA Ban

    07/31/2007 3:21:13 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 401+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 30, 2007 | July 30, 2007
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocacy groups typically aren't willing to budge when it comes to opposing even the most modest limitations on abortion. Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, found that out the hard way when she voted for a ban on partial-birth abortions. When Landrieu first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1996 in a heavily contested race, she enjoyed the support of all the leading pro-abortion groups. During that initial campaign, the pro-abortion EMILY's List, the largest political action committee in the nation and one that only supports pro-abortion women for Congressional races, was her biggest...
  • Leading Pro-Abortion Democrat: Slow Down on Supreme Court Judges

    07/31/2007 3:17:01 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 533+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- One of the top pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate says he wants Congress to slow down on confirming the next Supreme Court nominee if President Bush has a chance to pick one more before the end of his term. Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York, commented on the same day a poll showed a majority of Americans backed the high court's decision in the partial-birth abortion case. Schumer said on Friday at the American Constitution Society convention that the Senate should only confirm Bush's next high court nominee "in extraordinary circumstances" and should "reverse the presumption...
  • Abortion Centers Misuse Heart Drug Digoxin to Do "Partial-Birth" Abortions

    07/30/2007 1:52:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 597+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/30/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) -- After the Supreme Court upheld the national ban on partial-birth abortions, some abortion businesses are so desperate to continue doing legal second-trimester abortions that they are willing to put women's health at risk by misusing a drug for heart conditions to do the abortions. The partial-birth abortion ban made it clear that abortion practitioners can't mostly deliver an unborn child before doing the abortion and killing her. To get around the ban, they are using the drug digoxin to kill the baby inside the mother's womb and then cause the mother to miscarry the dead baby's...
  • Majority of Americans Backed Supreme Court's Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

    07/28/2007 5:12:24 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 381+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    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...
  • Court ruling hints at new abortion stance

    07/21/2007 2:56:02 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 508+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jul 18, 2007 | Chris Gacek
    Undoubtedly, the most significant aspect of the Supreme Court's April decision in Gonzales v. Carhart was that it narrowly upheld Congress' "partial-birth abortion" ban. That said, Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion may affect America more for what it said about abortion than what it decreed about the law of abortion. The case appears to have opened up a new phase in abortion jurisprudence -- one in which abortion is largely permitted though disdained. This is not surprising, because Carhart represents the first recent occasion on which Kennedy set our national abortion policy. What may be surprising is how greatly both sides...
  • Louisiana First to Ban Partial-Birth Abortions After Supreme Court Ruling

    07/16/2007 10:22:29 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 715+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 16, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- Louisiana is the first state to ban partial-birth abortions following a ruling from the Supreme Court saying a national ban on the gruesome abortion procedure is constitutional. The high court ruled such bans don't need a health exception because the three-day-long abortion procedure doesn't protect women's health. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat, signed into law two companion bills sponsored by Rep. Gary Beard, a Republican, and Sen. Ben Nevers, a Democrat. Under the measures, anyone who does a partial-birth abortion could be fined between $1,000 and $10,000 and go to prison for anywhere from one...
  • What's So Bad About Planned Parenthood?

    07/10/2007 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Zack Nguyen · 38 replies · 1,706+ views
    National Review ^ | July 10, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    What’s so bad about Planned Parenthood? It’s a question Americans must wonder about as they see pro-lifers protesting or praying outside clinics. And it deserves an answer because it gets to the heart of some key and contentious questions we face as a society, one that is ever creeping toward a brave new world (in many respects already living in it) as biotechnological choices propagate. Consider that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood in her Senate runs. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, has given money to them in the past....
  • Helpful Impact of Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Can't Be Overestimated

    07/05/2007 4:40:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 589+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/5/07 | Laura Echevarria
    LifeNews.com Note: Laura Echevarria is the former Director of Media Relations and a spokesperson for the National Right to Life Committee and has been a radio announcer, freelance writer active in local politics. She is a new opinion columnist for LifeNews.com.In 1994, during a job interview with the National Right to Life Committee, the communications director described for me an abortion procedure that was so heinous and repugnant I was stunned. A couple of months later, as a new staff member, my education about the procedure called partial-birth abortion began. When I think back about all of the hard work...
  • Abortion Practitioner George Tiller's Lawyers Challenge Law He Violated

    07/03/2007 4:23:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 394+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/3/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller may have violated a Kansas law saying that such abortions can only be done for legitimate health reasons and if two physicians sign off on them. Now that pro-abortion Attorney General Paul Morrison has charged him with 19 violations of the law, he's suing to overturn it.As the first response to the new charges, attorneys for Tiller have filed a lawsuit claiming the Kansas law is unconstitutional. Tiller's attorneys argue that the provision of the law that requires two or more doctors to sign off on late-term abortions is invalid.In their...
  • Does the GOP Base Care More About Immigration or Abortion? (Brownback vs. Tancredo)

    07/02/2007 3:57:22 PM PDT · by hardback · 34 replies · 631+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 2, 2007 | Byron Wolf
    They're both conservative Republicans running longshot campaigns for President and they're both in Congress, but Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas have decidedly different platforms. Tancredo is the anti-immigration candidate and Brownback is the anti-abortion candidate. And they're arguing about it. Each hopes that primary voters in Iowa care more about his issue than the other's. Attacked by Tancredo in Iowa on immigration this weekend, Brownback pointed the finger today at Tancredo on abortion. Tancredo is the national voice against amnesty, leading the conservative charge against the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill defeated last week...
  • Kansas AG Brings 19 New Charges Against Tiller, Dismisses 30 others

    06/29/2007 10:25:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 408+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Friday June 29, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    TOPEKA, Kansas, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – George Tiller, the most infamous late-term abortionist in Kansas and the United States, will finally face 19 misdemeanor charges for illegally using a physician financed by him to authorize his late-term abortions. Attorney General Paul Morrison made the announcement yesterday after sending mixed signals earlier in the week about what his office intended to do with Tiller “the baby killer”, who was under investigation by former AG Phill Kline for performing illegal late-term abortions. Morrison first announced Wednesday that he would drop 15 of the 30 misdemeanor charges that Kline filed against Tiller...
  • Kansas Late-Term Abortion Practitioner Could Get 19 Years in Jail on New Charges

    06/28/2007 11:24:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 379+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Kansas' late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller could face 19 years in prison for doing illegal abortions. After dropping all of the charges against Planned Parenthood and some of the ones against Tiller, Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison says the case isn't over. He confirmed he will pursue 19 misdemeanor charges against the late-term abortion practitioner. In a statement on Thursday, Morrison said he described the allegations as a “technical violation” of a 1998 law saying the abortions can only be done for legitimate health reasons. Morrison said he and his staff "found a pattern of referrals...
  • Louisiana Legislature Sends Partial-Birth Abortion Ban to Governor Blanco

    06/28/2007 10:55:26 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 271+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 27, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- The Louisiana state House put the final touches on a bill that would ban partial-birth abortions and sent it to Governor Kathleen Blanco after approving it unanimously. If Blanco signs the bill, it would prohibit more than 300 such abortions that are done in the state on an annual basis. Lawmakers there hope to put a new ban on the books after an April Supreme Court decision saying such bans are constitutional and that a federal ban on the gruesome abortion procedure is valid. The ban prohibits all such abortions unless necessary to save the...
  • Kansas Attorney General Dismisses Some Illegal Abortion Charges

    06/28/2007 10:51:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 215+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 27, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison, who has been under fire from pro-life groups for dragging his feet on a probe into potentially illegal abortions at Planned Parenthood dropped all of the charges. He dropped some of the charges against Wichita late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller but kept others. The pro-life group Kansans for Life is disappointed and worries that political games may have been played. "Planned Parenthood in Overland Park was the site of political phone banking and letter stuffing (that was surely designed to help Paul Morrison defeat Phill Kline) on multiple dates prior to...
  • Kansas Legislators Call on State Attorney General To Enforce Abortion Law

    06/26/2007 8:37:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 520+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- Like no other state in the country, Kansas has became ground zero in the abortion battle as pro-life elected officials and groups have battled with the courts to get abortion laws there enforced. On Monday, Kansas legislators called on Attorney General Paul Morrison to uphold a late-term abortion law. They want Morrison to put charges against Wichita late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller back in place. Former top attorney Phill Kline charged Tiller with dozens of counts of violating a law that allows late-term abortions only in legitimate medical situations affecting a woman's health. However, Paul McHugh,...
  • Pro-Life Position Showing Steady Rise Among US Voters

    06/25/2007 4:07:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 310+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/25/07 | Hilary White
    LODA, Illinois, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by a private opinion research firm has shown that since the height of the “abortion wars” in the 1980’s and 90’s, public opinion in the US has made dramatic changes towards the pro-life position. Christopher Blunt, co-author of the study and founder of Overbrook Research, wrote that the analysis shows a complete turnaround in the support for abortion in the last fifteen years. The study, Turnaround on Abortion, cites the debate over partial birth abortion and the move towards a less confrontational approach as one reason for a “dramatic” change...
  • Partial Birth Abortion May Soon Be a Reality In Northern Ireland

    06/24/2007 10:25:18 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 143+ views
    Under new Guidelines on Abortion (click here) being considered by the Department of Health under the new minister Mr Michael McGimpsey, there will be a loophole in the current law which, if used to its full extent will allow for the horror of partial birth abortion. For all ordinary people who haven’t yet heard of this horror, it’s a process whereby a child is aborted (read “murdered”) as it is being born. If you think this is too horrific even for abortionists to stoop too, it has been going on in America for years. Recently the Americans have passed a...
  • Full 44-Min. Video Interview of Dr. Paul McHugh and Transcript

    06/18/2007 9:42:14 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 549+ views
    www.operationrescue.org ^ | June 11, 2007 | Dr. Paul McHugh Transcription provided by Cheryl Sullenger
        News Full Incriminating Interview Video and Transcript Discussing Tiller Abortion Records Now Available Suit Filed Against KS Legislator In Attack On Abortion Protester The Incriminating Video About Tiller Criminal Case That AG Morrison Doesn’t Want You To See Media Misinformation About Abortion Records Statements Countered By WND.com VIDEO: O’Reilly Confronts “Tiller the Baby Killer” In Wichita Morrison Threatens Expert Witness With Arrest, Orders Him To Stop Talking To Operation Rescue VIDEO: Key Witness In Tiller Criminal Case Says AG Morrison Never Contacted Him Expert Witness in Criminal Abortion Case Drops Bombshell Testimony Urgent Tiller Briefing To Be Held...
  • Kansas Practitioner Tiller Did Illegal Late-Term Abortions, Analyst Says

    06/13/2007 4:12:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 410+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/13/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- An analyst who reviewed the files of the women who had late-term abortions at George Tiller’s Wichita abortion business said Tiller did the abortions illegally by not following the state law’s guidelines for when they can be done. Psychiatrist Paul McHugh said the abortions were done for specious depression reasons rather than because of legitimate medical concerns. McHugh, a professor at Johns Hopkins University said the records revealed the women having the abortions were distressed for a variety of reasons that ma be normal during pregnancy but that none of the women had "substantial and irreversible"...
  • Michigan Attorney General May Appeal Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

    06/06/2007 6:47:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 334+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says he is planning to study a decision released earlier this week by a federal appeals court striking down a Michigan law that bans partial-birth abortions. He said he is considering appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to get the law upheld."We're in the process of reviewing the court's opinion. Obviously, we will be considering it in light of the Supreme Court's Gonzales ruling, which upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortions," Cox spokesman Rusty Hills said Tuesday. The nation's high court upheld the national partial-birth abortion...
  • Louisiana Senate Panel Approves Bill Banning Partial-Birth Abortions

    06/06/2007 6:41:20 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 257+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- A Louisiana Senate committee has approved a bill that would ban partial-birth abortions in the state. A similar measure has already been approved by the state House and it would help local and state officials better enforce the national ban the Supreme Court upheld as constitutional in April. Sen. Ben Nevers is the sponsor of the Senate version of the partial-birth abortion ban that the committee approved on a unanimous vote. It now heads to the full Senate. “Many of us know that partial-birth abortion is one of the most gruesome procedures ever allowed in...
  • Open Letter to Dr. James Dobson

    05/28/2007 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Quiet Man Jr. · 30 replies · 1,381+ views
    Colorado Right to Life ^ | May 23, 2007 | Brian Rohrbough
    America has killed twenty million children during this long distraction, all in pursuit of a ban that from the beginning Never Had The Authority To Prevent Even A Single Abortion. Dr. Dobson, you and these other leaders needed to warn Christians of all this, but instead you joined together in calling evil good. Please stop foisting onto the church the falsehood that this gruesome ruling will "protect children." This decision, to use your word, is more "Naziesque" than the PBA it regulates. This wicked ruling does not even prohibit aborting partially born children. It is not a ban, but a...
  • Louisiana House Panel Moves Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions Forward

    05/24/2007 1:56:38 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 262+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 23, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- A Louisiana state House committee has signed off on a bill that would prohibit partial-birth abortions in the state. The measure is a reaction to the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding a federal partial-birth abortion ban and a means to step up enforcement of the ban there. The high court's decision reaffirmed the ability of states to approve pro-life laws limiting abortion and lawmakers are eager to get started. Baton Rouge Rep. Gary Beard, the sponsor of the pro-life bill HB 614, called the grisly three-day-long abortion procedure “a practice that crosses the line between...
  • Dem candidates suddenly using religious-speak again

    05/12/2007 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 918+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 8, 2007 | Mike Dorning
    This time it may be the Democrats who are getting religion. Former Sen. John Edwards invoked "My Lord" when asked about moral influences on his life in the first Democratic presidential debate. At a campaign event on the day of the Virginia Tech massacre, he offered a prayer and — in a pointed break from Democratic candidates' usual wariness of offending religious minorities — closed with the words "in Christ's name." Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. comfortably works in references to his faith at public appearances. Even before his presidential candidacy, he gave a well-received speech arguing for a greater role...
  • Gardeners of evil [Alan Keyes and the PBA SCOTUS ruling]

    04/28/2007 1:30:00 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies · 1,132+ views
    RenewAmerica.us ^ | April 28, 2007 | Alan Keyes
    Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart (the case that involved a challenge to the federal law restricting so-called partial birth abortion), I received an email reporting the decision with a copy of the ruling attached. Unlike many whom the media identify as leaders in the pro-life movement, I felt no inclination to leap for joy at the news that the Court's opinion upheld the constitutionality of the law. In the first place, I have never been convinced that the legislative action in question had much significance for the pro-life cause. I believe it...
  • Docs: Partial Birth Abortion Ruling Interferes With Patient Care. Oh Really?

    04/26/2007 5:37:02 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 20 replies · 674+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | April 25, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Reuters reports that the May 24 issue of New England Journal of Medicine will include a group of commentaries about the effect that last week’s Supreme Court's ruling upholding the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act has on "the practice of medicine": "With this decision the Supreme Court has sanctioned the intrusion of legislation into the day-to-day practice of medicine," Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor of the journal …"Both health care providers and patients should be alarmed by the current degree of intrusion by our government into the practice of medicine and even more so by the apparent trajectory that it seems...
  • Planned Parenthood Organizes Protests in Favour of Gruesome Partial Birth Abortion Procedure

    04/25/2007 4:11:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 1,033+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/25/07 | Peter J. Smith
    NEW YORK, April 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood called for a day of nationwide rallies and demonstrations in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal abortion ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. In a press release, Planned Parenthood said it was summoning all pro-abortion advocates to “express outrage” today on the third anniversary of the abortion rally, the 2004 March for Women’s Lives. "Last Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal abortion ban in its entirety represents a serious setback for women’s health and safety, and is truly ‘an alarming...
  • The Other Big Story This Week (Cheerleading for Hillary on Abortion "Rights")

    04/25/2007 2:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 744+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 20, 2007 | Eleanor Clift
    It was buried in the avalanche of coverage of the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech. But the Supreme Court's partial-birth ruling will likely have a much bigger impact on Campaign. The human toll is unfathomable. And the heartfelt debate triggered by the slaughter at Virginia Tech—over why America allows such easy access to guns, and how best to determine when a troubled student might turn into a psychopath—will rage on for years. But as a political matter, the killings in Blacksburg, Va., will likely have little impact—on the presidential campaign of 2008, at least. That race will, however, be affected...
  • Risking women's health (Pro-abortion felon physician)

    04/25/2007 12:59:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 744+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 22, 2007 | Dr. Kenneth C. Edelin
    THIRTY-TWO years ago a Suffolk County jury in Massachusetts found me guilty of manslaughter in the death of a fetus during the performance of a legal second-trimester abortion. In that particular case, the abortion was carried out by hysterotomy, a major surgical procedure often described as a mini-caesarean section, after multiple attempts at saline infusion had failed. Both hysterotomy and saline infusion are techniques which are effective in terminating pregnancies, but both of them carry substantial risks for the pregnant woman. The best, safest procedure for my patient would have been one called dilation and evacuation, or D & E....
  • The Democrats' Partial Pro-Lifers (Robert Novak)

    04/22/2007 11:44:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,165+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    After the Supreme Court upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a news conference: "I would only say that this isn't the only decision that a lot of us wish that [Justice Samuel] Alito weren't there and [former justice Sandra Day] O'Connor were there." Does that mean Reid was repudiating his 2003 Senate vote in favor of the bill? No, he told me Thursday, he was talking about other decisions by Alito. Reid, an effective legislator and canny politician, reflects a dilemma on abortion among Democrats, currently flying high against dispirited...
  • Kevin McCullough: Why Liberals Embrace Violent Massacres

    04/22/2007 11:38:11 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 16 replies · 1,587+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 04.21.2007 | Kevin McCullough
    No reflective, thoughtful, or civilized person in America this week could dare to look upon the unwarranted bloodshed of the innocent and have even one ounce of tolerance for such actions. The trauma these events had on our collective psyche as a nation seemed to erode differences amongst people who see themselves as separated by partisan disagreement. For these few days the moral absolute of not shedding innocent blood, even the Old Testament biblical mandate of "Thou shall not commit murder", was easily agreed upon. Yes? For Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards the answer is a shocking, "NO!"...
  • (Video) Dem Hypocrites: Hillary, Obama, Edwards & Va Tech

    04/21/2007 5:16:34 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 3 replies · 770+ views
    TownHall/YouTube ^ | 4.21.2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Very strange week for America this week. How do we measure it? It was the most historic massacre of our history, with copycat threats all week long, and another hostage taken at NASA ending in death yesterday. It was also the most important week in the prevention of murder of innocent life since 1973. All the deaths from the high-profile incidents nationwide add up to less than 40 dead. In only ONE NYC area "medical clinic" 1500 lives were saved. There are hundreds of such clinics in the New York City metro alone. We were unable to stop some crazed...
  • What a Difference a Judge Makes (SCOTUS Partial Birth Abortion Decision)

    04/21/2007 10:25:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 878+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 4/18/07 | Jan LaRue, Esq.
    Judicial nominations just took front and center for presidential nominees and the 2008 primaries. The magnitude of who gets to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court is supremely illustrated by the Court’s ruling today upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion (PBA). The newest justice, Samuel A. Alito, joined the majority of the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart. Put simply, it’s Sam v. Sandra. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor voted with the Court majority in 2000 when it struck down Nebraska’s ban on PBA in Stenberg v. Carhart, based on the law’s failure...
  • Full text of Gonzales v. Carhart (U.S. Supreme Court case re: partial birth abortion)

    04/20/2007 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Huntress · 4 replies · 260+ views
    United States Supreme Court ^ | 4/18/07 | United States Supreme Court
    Click here to link to the full text opinion. It is a pdf, so you will need Acrobat Reader to view the file.
  • Constitutional Destructionism

    04/20/2007 5:10:34 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | April 20, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Silent on Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech, Hillary wasted no time releasing a statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act passed by Congress in 2003 (Gonzales, Attorney General v. Carhart et al): This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman's right to choose and recognized the importance of women's health. Today's decision blatantly defies the Court's recent decision in 2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to provide an exception for the health of the mother. As the...
  • If Only Babies Could Vote

    04/19/2007 7:56:56 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Newsvine ^ | 4-19-07 | Bodhi1
    The federal ban of Partial Birth Abortion was upheld yesterday, kind of, by the Supreme Court. The Justices voted 5-4 that the ban was Constitutional, which should be cause for Congress to celebrate. But alas, there is a new Congress in town, and the life of a baby isn't as important as the number of possible votes, or partisan pandering.
  • New rhetoric in SCOTUS abortion ruling (Ginsgerg: Stop calling a 2nd trimester "fetus" a "baby")

    04/19/2007 9:56:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 138 replies · 3,260+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/19/07 | PETE YOST
    Ever since Roe v. Wade in 1973, graphic descriptions of abortion have been staples of abortion opponents. Abortion rights advocates have preferred more scientific terms. Neither is by accident. The Supreme Court adopted the more graphic approach Wednesday as a conservative majority of justices upheld a nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure. "The way in which the fetus will be killed ... is of legitimate concern" to the government, the majority said. In opinions after Roe v. Wade, the decision saying a woman has a constitutional right to abortion, clinical terminology has been the order of the day at...
  • Abortion Ruling Is All About Alito

    04/18/2007 5:51:40 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 54 replies · 1,656+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/18/07 | Andrew Cohen
    This is why presidential elections matter even if and when you don't particularly like one candidate or the other. The re-election of George W. Bush in 2004 begat the nomination to the United States Supreme Court of Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Justice Alito's ascenion to the High Court last year begat today a landmark abortion ruling that anti-abortion advocates have pushed to get for years. You can spin this any other way you want but in the end it comes down to a simple matter of personnel. Justice Alito was willing and able to go in the law...
  • CBSNews.com Adopts Abortion Terminology ("What The LAW Calls Partial Birth Abortion")

    04/18/2007 5:23:12 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 23 replies · 880+ views
    CBS News ^ | 4/18/07
    April 18, 2007 CBSNews.com Adopts Abortion Terminology Posted by Brian Montopoli (CBS/AP)If not for the Virginia Tech tragedy, the top story on CBSNews.com right now would likely be the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. People on opposite sides of contentious issues like this often use certain terminology to try to frame the debate – see the "death tax" vs. "estate tax" argument. In this case, some, including President Bush, prefer the phrase "partial birth abortion," while others favor "late term abortion." In covering the story, CBSNews.com has decided to go with this...
  • HILLARY CLINTON'S STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION

    04/18/2007 3:47:49 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 79 replies · 1,977+ views
    Hillary Clinton Statement ^ | 4/18/2007 | Hillary Clinton
    HILLARY CLINTON ON SCOTUS DECISION: 4/18/2007 From the Senate: Statement on Supreme Court's Gonzales v. Carhart Decision Washington, DC -- "This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman's right to choose and recognized the importance of women's health. Today's decision blatantly defies the Court's recent decision in 2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to provide an exception for the health of the mother. As the Supreme Court recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973, this issue is complex and highly personal; the rights and...
  • **LIVE THREAD** Rudy Giuliani on Larry King Live

    02/14/2007 5:50:09 PM PST · by MittFan08 · 183 replies · 2,637+ views
    Rudy- love him or hate him, he's going to be on Larry King live at 9 pm eastern. This is the thread to discuss what he has to say.
  • Pioneering Rev. Robert Drinan dies at 86

    01/28/2007 6:46:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who — over the objections of his superiors — was the only Roman Catholic priest elected as a voting member of Congress, died Sunday. Drinan, 86, had suffered from pneumonia and congestive heart failure during the previous 10 days, according to a statement by Georgetown University which said he died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. "His death was peaceful, and he was surrounded by his family," said the Rev. John Langan, rector of the Georgetown University Jesuit Community where Drinan lived. An internationally known human-rights advocate, Drinan was elected on an...
  • Santorum, Boxer exchange defined partial-birth debate

    01/23/2007 12:09:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,516+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 01/19/07 | Compiled by Michael Foust
    In October 1999, pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and pro-choice Sen. Barbara Boxer of California engaged in a passionate exchange about partial-birth abortion on the Senate floor. Nearly immediately, the debate began making the rounds among pro-lifers, who said it showed the indefensibility of Boxer's pro-choice position. Santorum, who had control of the floor, started the exchange by asking Boxer a series of questions about abortion. She eventually refused to answer any more of his questions. Below is a transcript of the exchange from the Congressional Record: SANTORUM: Do you agree any child who is born has the right...
  • NOT PRO-CHOICE OR ANTI-CHOICE BUT SAD CHOICE

    11/10/2006 8:06:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 1,415+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/09/06 | Andrea Peyser
    THIS is not the face of a crusader. Ilene Jaroslaw is a New York City lawyer and the married mother of three - fortunately - healthy children. And a lapsed Republican. But in 2003, Ilene became pregnant with her third baby. Thrilled, she started picking out names. She didn't know it at the time but a reluctant activist was about to be born. It happened after a routine sonogram performed in her 17th week of pregnancy revealed that the child growing in her belly was afflicted with a 100 percent fatal brain abnormality, anencephaly. The baby was doomed. "Half of...
  • Supreme Court Partial Birth Abortion Case - "I'm Convinced Kennedy will vote with Us"

    11/08/2006 2:41:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 2,003+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/8/06 | John-Henry Westen
    WASHINGTON, November 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Moments after the hearing of oral arguments in the partial-birth abortion case before the United States Supreme Court today, a pro-life lawyer involved in the case is predicting a "major victory". Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), said that he is convinced the ban on partial birth abortion will be ruled constitutional. The ACLJ has filed amicus briefs in both cases before the Supreme Court - including one on behalf of some 80 members of Congress - including the sponsors of the federal ban on the gruesome...
  • O'Reilly interviews abortion evangelist Amy Richards [Video Defends Dr Tlller Kansas]

    11/06/2006 7:22:01 PM PST · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Fox News Via YouTube ^ | 11/03/06 | Self
    If you missed O'Reilly's interview of Amy Richards where she defends killing babies and protecting child rapists, here it is in full: O'Reilly Vs Richard
  • Pro-Life Attorney: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Hinges on Kennedy Vote

    11/05/2006 10:44:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 763+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/5/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life attorney says he thinks next week's hearing on a Congressional partial-birth abortion ban will lead to a vote that will ultimately hinge on Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy voted with the minority in upholding a Nebraska ban in a previous case but the pro-abortion justice's vote is never certain. His vote may also be less certain with the court's previous deciding vote in close cases -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- now retired. The high court is slated to hear oral arguments in cases on Wednesday involving two of the federal challenges abortion advocates filed...
  • Barack Obama's wife fundraising pro partial birth abortion letter

    10/25/2006 12:23:22 PM PDT · by mandingo republican · 65 replies · 5,423+ views
    From: email-list@obamaforillinois.com Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 7:41 AM Subject: A Message from Michelle Obama February 17, 2004 Dear Friends: We have all been concerned lately with the rise of conservatism in this country, especially as it relates to women. You’ve read the alarming news about the Justice Department’s request for hospitals to turn over the private medical records of dozens of patients. This cynical ploy is designed to intimidate a group of physicians and force them to drop their lawsuit seeking to have the so-called partial birth abortion ban ruled unconstitutional. The fact remains, with no provision to protect...
  • 91,700 abortions in (NYC)city [40 out of 100 pregnancies ended in a planned abortion]

    01/15/2006 5:01:56 AM PST · by johnny7 · 238 replies · 2,906+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | January 15, 2006 | BY PAUL H.B. SHIN
    For every 100 babies born in New York City, women had 74 abortions in 2004, according to newly released figures that reaffirm the city as the abortion capital of the country. And abortions for out-of-town women performed in the city increased from 57 to 70 out of every 1,000 between 1996 and 2004, a subtle yet noticeable trend that experts say may reflect growing hurdles against the procedure in more conservative parts of the country.The new Vital Statistics report released by the city Department of Health this month shows there were 124,100 live births, 11,700 spontaneous abortions and 91,700 induced...
  • Abortion Center in Florida May Be Violating Order Stopping Abortions

    08/22/2006 3:51:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 969+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Orlando, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The Orlando Women's Center abortion facility run by embattled abortion practitioner James Scott Pendergraft isn't supposed to be doing abortions. The state health department suspended abortions there last week after saying he did two illegal late-term abortions in violation of state law. But abortions may still be happening there.Florida officials suspended abortions at Pendergraft's two abortion facilities in Orlando, including the Women's Center and temporarily halted abortions at three other abortion centers in the state.The state suspended Pendergraft's medical license last Wednesday in an emergency order that says he showed a "flagrant disregard for the...