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  • Members of Congress ask reversal of partial-birth abortion ruling

    12/09/2004 7:15:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 433+ views
    AP ^ | 12/9/4 | KEVIN O'HANLON
    LINCOLN -- Twenty-six Republican members of Congress asked an appeals court Thursday to reinstate the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, struck down by a federal judge in September. The House members sided with the U.S. Justice Department, saying in a friend-of-the-court brief that the government has a "vital and compelling interest in preventing the spread of the practice of abortion into infanticide." At issue is a federal law banning a procedure doctors call intact dilation and extraction, or D&X. Opponents call it partial-birth abortion. During the procedure, generally performed in the second trimester, a fetus is partly removed from the...
  • Nebraska judge finds Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional

    09/08/2004 10:23:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies · 4,026+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | September 8, 2004 | KEVIN O'HANLON
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A third federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional, saying it fails to include an exception when a woman's health is in danger. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf in Lincoln said that Congress ignored the most experienced doctors in determining that the banned procedure would never be necessary _ a finding he called ``unreasonable.'' ``According to responsible medical opinion, there are times when the banned procedure is medically necessary to preserve the health of a woman and a respectful reading of the congressional record proves that point,'' Kopf wrote. ``No reasonable...
  • Ah, Reuters (You won't believe this one!)

    08/27/2004 5:29:13 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 128 replies · 4,373+ views
    The Corner on National Review Online ^ | 08/27/04 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    AH, REUTERS [Ramesh Ponnuru] Doug Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, sent out a press release on the latest partial-birth ruling. Here's an email he got in response from Todd Eastham, the North American news editor for Reuters:"What's your plan for parenting & educating all the unwanted children you people want to bring into the world? Who will pay for policing our streets & maintaining the prisons needed to contain them when you, their parents & the system fail them? Oh, sorry. All that money has been earmarked to pay off the Bush deficit. Give me...
  • ABORTION BAN ILLEGAL, JUDGE RULES (CLINTON APPOINTEE)

    08/27/2004 1:33:08 PM PDT · by JesseHousman · 6 replies · 2,815+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 27, 2004 | Larry Neimeister (AP)
    U.S. District Judge Richard Casey became the second federal judge to call the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional.NEW YORK - A federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Thursday in the second such ruling in three months -- even though he called the procedure ``gruesome, brutal, barbaric and uncivilized.'' U.S. District Judge Richard Casey -- one of three federal judges across the country to hear simultaneous challenges to the law earlier this year -- faulted the ban for not containing an exception to protect a woman's health, something the Supreme Court has made clear is required in laws...
  • Take It Up with the Supremes:A federal judge strikes down the Partial-Birth-Abortion Ban Act of 2003

    08/27/2004 10:09:47 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 49 replies · 875+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 27, 2004 | Shannen W. Coffin
    If ever you needed convincing about the importance of this November's presidential election to the future of our republic, Thursday's decision by a federal judge in Manhattan striking down the federal ban on partial-birth abortion should certainly accommodate your needs. In his ruling in National Abortion Federation v. Ashcroft, Judge Richard Conway Casey held that the "law of the land" required him to invalidate a ban on an abortion procedure which he (and 345 members of Congress) found to be "gruesome, brutal, barbaric and uncivilized." Judge Casey's opinion demonstrates just how far off the constitutional cliff the Supreme Court...
  • Judge strikes down partial-birth abortion ban: But admits procedure is ' gruesome, brutal

    08/27/2004 2:00:22 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 37 replies · 581+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 27, 2004
    A federal judge ruled today the federal partial-birth abortion ban is unconstitutional, striking a blow to those determined to outlaw the grisly procedure. The ruling of U.S. District Judge Richard Casey of Manhattan mirrors one in June in a separate case in San Francisco. One more challenge to the ban, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush, is still pending, in Nebraska. In his ruling, Casey called partial-birth abortion a "gruesome procedure" but claimed the ban conflicts with a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in 2000 upholding the practice. That decision in the Steinberg v. Carhart...
  • Another Federal Judge rules that Partial Birth Abortion ban is unconstitutional.

    08/26/2004 11:37:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies · 456+ views
    Reuters | August 26, 2004 | Gail Appleson
    Federal Judge Rules Against Partial Birth Abortion Ban Aug 26, 1:26 PM (ET) By Gail Appleson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled against the government's ban on so-called partial birth abortions, saying the measure signed into law last year by President Bush was unconstitutional. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey of Manhattan followed a similar decision by a San Francisco judge in June that barred the U.S. Justice Department from enforcing the ban. A Justice Department spokesman had no immediate comment on the New York ruling. Earlier this month, the department said it would...
  • Judge Stops Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

    08/26/2004 8:06:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 489+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 28 Aub 2004 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK - A federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Thursday in the second such ruling in three months — even though he called the procedure "gruesome, brutal, barbaric and uncivilized." U.S. District Judge Richard C. Casey — one of three federal judges across the country to hear simultaneous challenges to the law earlier this year — faulted the ban for not containing an exception to protect a woman's health, something the Supreme Court has made clear is required in laws prohibiting particular types of abortion. The law, signed last November, banned a procedure known to doctors...
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban(Kerry voted NO) AMA:"third-trimester abortions..generally not necessary"

    08/19/2004 12:31:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Bill Number: S 3 Date: 10/21/2003 Roll Call Number: 402 Vote to pass a bill banning a medical procedure, which is commonly known as "partial-birth" abortion. The procedure would be allowed only in cases in which a woman's life is in danger, not for cases where a woman's health is in danger. Senator John Forbes Kerry voted NO.
  • Doctor: I'll risk jail rather than stop aborting

    03/31/2004 12:10:01 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 184+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    A doctor who testified yesterday in one of three simultaneous trials challenging the congressional ban on partial birth abortions proclaimed he would probably continue performing the prohibited procedure and risk a jail sentence rather than obey the ban. Dr. William Fitzhugh of Richmond, Va., said during the Nebraska trial that began Monday, "I'd have to take my chances," according to an Associated Press report. As WorldNetDaily reported last week, opponents of the government's ban on partial birth abortion are challenging the legislation in New York, Nebraska and San Francisco. All three trials began Monday. Late last year, U.S. District Judge...
  • Doctor: Brutal, immoral procedure can aid proper burial of murdered baby

    03/30/2004 3:17:48 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 24 replies · 209+ views
    Newsday ^ | 30 March 2004 | Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK -- A doctor testified Tuesday that the delivery of a largely intact fetus in a procedure threatened by a new law is sometimes preferred by women who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy and want to properly bury the fetus. Amos Grunebaum, a specialist in maternal fetal medicine at New York Hospital, testified on the second day of simultaneous trials in New York, San Francisco and Lincoln, Neb., on the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Abortion rights advocates say the law signed by President Bush in November will endanger almost all second trimester abortions or...
  • Doctors attack law as banning most second-term abortions

    03/30/2004 3:50:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 98+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-30-04 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- At closely watched abortion trials across the country Tuesday, one doctor said he will risk breaking a new law banning some abortions and another said he fears he will be prosecuted for doing a form of abortion "I consider safer."</p>
  • Lawyer: abortion ban unconstitutional

    03/29/2004 7:32:41 PM PST · by truthandlife · 21 replies · 127+ views
    Newsday ^ | 3-29-04 | PATRICIA HURTADO
    A lawyer representing physicians who conduct abortions and civil liberties groups charged yesterday that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act should be set aside because it, "unconstitutionally compromises a woman's right to reproductive choice." The case, being heard as a bench trial before Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Richard Casey, was brought by a group of seven physicians who perform abortions, the National Abortion Federation, along with the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union. Challenges to the ban were also heard yesterday in federal courts in San Francisco and Omaha, Nebraska. Although the ban was signed...
  • Partial-Birth Privacy - Science behind the "protecting the life of the mother." ? ~ WSJ.

    02/16/2004 10:08:54 PM PST · by Elle Bee · 166+ views
    The Wall Street Journal. ^ | February 17, 2004 | WSJ. Editorial Board
    <p>John Ashcroft wants to know the science behind the "protecting the life of the mother."</p> <p>Proponents of the gruesome procedure known as partial-birth abortion like to argue that it is medically necessary. If so, you'd think they'd be eager to present evidence proving their case.</p>
  • Justice Dept. Demands Abortion Records

    02/13/2004 1:33:27 PM PST · by OfandFrom · 16 replies · 216+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/12/04 | Associated Press
    February 12, 2004 Justice Dept. Demands Abortion Records By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 11:23 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) -- Under fire from abortion-rights groups, Attorney General John Ashcroft insisted Thursday that doctor-patient privacy is not threatened by a government attempt to subpoena medical records in a lawsuit over the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. At stake are records documenting certain late-term abortions performed by doctors who have joined in a legal challenge of the disputed ban. President Bush signed the act into law last year. Critics of the subpoenas accuse the Justice Department of trying to intimidate doctors and...
  • Justice Dept. Demands Abortion Records

    02/12/2004 6:12:06 PM PST · by To Hell With Poverty · 139 replies · 202+ views
    AP ^ | 2/12/04 | DAVID CRARY
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - Under fire from abortion-rights groups, Attorney General John Ashcroft insisted Thursday that doctor-patient privacy is not threatened by a government attempt to subpoena medical records in a lawsuit over the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.</p> <p>At stake are records documenting certain late-term abortions performed by doctors who have joined in a legal challenge of the disputed ban. President Bush signed the act into law last year.</p>
  • Hospitals' abortion records sought

    02/12/2004 8:06:48 AM PST · by paltz · 11 replies · 126+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/12/04 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is demanding that at least six hospitals in New York City, Philadelphia and elsewhere turn over hundreds of patient medical records on certain abortions performed there.Lawyers for the Justice Department said that they need the records, but not the patients' names, to defend the government against a lawsuit seeking to overturn a law passed by Congress in November that outlawed what opponents call partial-birth abortions.The lawsuit was brought by a group of doctors at hospitals nationwide who say the law would ban them from performing medically needed abortions. The Justice Department wants to examine the...
  • Bush Administration Seeks Partial-Birth Abortion Records to Defend Ban

    02/11/2004 9:03:26 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 18 replies · 1,090+ views
    http://www.lifenews ^ | 2-11-04 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Bush administration is actively seeking patient records on partial-birth abortions in order to defend the federal ban on the abortion procedure. Abortion advocates have filed three lawsuits seeking to overturn the legislation and courts have set a late March trial date to start the proceedings. The Department of Justice has subpoenaed patient records from seven abortion practitioners and at least five hospitals -- including Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the University of Michigan medical center. The hospitals say the patient information should be kept confidential. A Chicago judge quashed the subpoena preventing Northwestern from...
  • An anti-democratic ruling [on partial-birth abortion]

    02/05/2004 5:23:51 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 5 replies · 126+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2004 | House Editorial
    <p>On Monday, U.S. District Judge Richard Williams struck down Virginia's ban on . Not content with merely overturning state law arbitrarily, he used his condescending ruling to denigrate pro-lifers. The judge declared that his decision was an example of a "no brain case" because the abortion restriction was "impermissibly void for vagueness." We disagree with the specifics of his ruling and with the peremptory manner in which this appointed judge cavalierly nullified a law supported by a state's democratically elected representatives.</p>
  • Judge overturns Virginia 'partial-birth' abortion law

    02/02/2004 4:27:15 PM PST · by KQQL · 83 replies · 469+ views
    cbsnewyork.com/ ^ | 02/02/04 | DAVID E. LEIVA
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on a type of late-term abortion Monday, saying the law violated privacy rights and failed to make an exception for the health of the woman. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams called the ban on what opponents call partial-birth abortion ``impermissibly void for vagueness.'' The judge blocked the law last July, the day it went into effect, calling it a ``no-brain case.'' He also has challenged the use of the term ``partial birth infanticide'' by the law's backers, saying it was an attempt to alarm the public. Virginia's law outlawed...
  • Debaters forfeit rather than argue for abortion

    01/14/2004 3:47:26 PM PST · by protest1 · 116 replies · 187+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2004 | Not Known
    MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Debaters forfeit rather than argue for abortion Team gives up chance to win tournament over partial-birth procedure Posted: January 14, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A Christian college debate team chose to forgo the chance to win a recent tournament rather than argue in favor of partial-birth abortion. The team, from California Baptist University, would have had to defend the position that the U.S. Supreme Court should reverse the ban on the procedure, which was recently signed by President Bush. "We wanted them [the judges] to know firmly that we did not believe...
  • Federal Court Upholds Ban on Partial-Birth Abortion

    12/18/2003 5:25:40 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 99+ views
    NewsMax.com Wires ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 | Associated Press
    CINCINNATI – An Ohio law that bans a controversial late-term abortion procedure is constitutionally acceptable, and the state can enforce it, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to reverse a lower court's ruling against the law, which had been challenged before it could take effect in August 2000. U.S. District Judge Walter Rice of Dayton ruled in 2001 that Ohio's law was unconstitutional because it wouldn't allow partial-birth to be used when it is "safer" for a patient. Abortion provider Dr. Martin Haskell, who sued three years ago to challenge Ohio's...
  • The Partial Birth Abortion Act: Rue it or celebrate it?

    12/12/2003 11:19:46 AM PST · by The_Eaglet · 6 replies · 153+ views
    American Life League News ^ | October 31, 2003 | Judie Brown
    AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE NEWSROOM  The Partial Birth Abortion Act:Rue it or celebrate it? By Judie Brown Now that President Bush has promised to sign the partial birth abortion bill into law, the court challenge will not be far behind. In the wake of this cause for celebration within pro-life political ranks, a few questions come to mind: Can the bill survive such a challenge? If it does, will it actually impede the killing of children who are not yet fully born? Does it move us toward the eventual outlawing of all acts of abortion? Many, including one member of...
  • Partial-Birth Ban of No Effect (New law encourages up-to-full term abortions )

    12/02/2003 6:35:02 AM PST · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 356+ views
    Covenant News ^ | 12/2/03 | Jim Rudd
    It is difficult to measure the harm being done by people in the pro-life ranks who are spreading false and misleading information that is being used to deceive Christians into believing that the `Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003' is pro-life. Because the "Ban" may reverberate in the courts for some time, giving occasion for these people to blather on, I believe it is necessary to familiarize ourselves with key aspects of the Act, so we may give a quick and decisive answer to Christians who have been misled, and to those people who are willfully spreading the lies. This...
  • Echoes of Roe vs. Wade

    11/26/2003 7:24:28 AM PST · by madprof98 · 6 replies · 157+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/25/03 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>A HIGH COURT yanks a controversial social issue out of the democratic realm of politics and debate. Instead of leaving the matter for voters and legislators to wrestle with, the justices unilaterally impose a revolutionary legal change. Many people welcome the ruling -- but many more don't.</p>
  • Poll Shows Americans Strongly Back Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

    11/25/2003 9:40:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 241+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 25, 2003 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Editor Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A poll conducted by the Gallup Organization earlier this month finds that a strong majority of Americans continue to support the ban on partial-birth abortions. The poll found Bush's signature of the abortion ban "met with broad approval" by the American public. In Gallup's latest poll, 68% of the public says the abortion procedure should be illegal, while only 25% say it should be legal. Younger Americans show some of the strongest feelings about the ban as 77 percent of adults 18 to 29 years of age said they thought it was...
  • Womb with a View: Why the feminists can't admit that most women favor the partial-birth abortion ban

    11/24/2003 11:03:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 921+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2003 | Noemie Emery
    Womb with a View Why the feminists can't admit that most women favor the partial-birth abortion ban. WITH ITS UNERRING EYE for what fails to matter, the Femintern seized on a PR mistake on the part of the White House to ram home a defense of its favorite project: unfettered abortion, any kind, any time. The mistake (duly noted and criticized on many conservative websites) was that the people shown surrounding President Bush as he signed the law banning partial birth abortion were (drum roll and flourish) all men. "Not a Womb in the House," wrote Anna Quindlen in Newsweek,...
  • Doctor Challenges Ashcroft to Prosecute him for a Partial Birth Abortion(sickening account)

    11/17/2003 8:30:17 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 22 replies · 138+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 11/16.2003 | NewsMax
    For years the pro-choice crowd defended partial-birth abortion as an absolute last resort, certainly not a decision any woman or her doctor would take lightly. But at least one practitioner of the grisly procedure discussed the topic recently in almost matter-of-fact tones – and dared Attorney General John Ashcroft to prosecute him under the new law banning the operation. NewsMax.com's Fr. Mike Reilly reports that Dr. Warren Hern described a partial-birth abortion he performed for MSN.com readers on Oct. 22, 2003. "Earlier this year, I began an abortion on a young woman who was 17 weeks pregnant," recalled Hern.
  • Partial Birth Abortionist Dares Ashcroft to Prosecute (Warning-Graphic Details)

    11/16/2003 8:01:43 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 190+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 11/16/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    For years the pro-choice crowd defended partial birth abortion as an absolute last resort; certainly not a decision any woman or her doctor would take lightly. But at least one practitioner of the grisly procedure discussed the topic recently in almost matter-of-fact tones - and dared Attorney General John Ashcroft to prosecute him under the new law banning the operation. NewsMax.com's Fr. Mike Reilly reports that Dr. Warren Hern described a partial birth abortion he performed for MSN.com readers on October 22, 2003. "Earlier this year, I began an abortion on a young woman who was 17 weeks pregnant," recalled...
  • Partial-Birth Abortionist Dares Ashcroft to Prosecute

    11/16/2003 6:51:25 PM PST · by truthandlife · 106 replies · 568+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/16/03 | Carl Limbacher
    For years the pro-choice crowd defended partial-birth abortion as an absolute last resort, certainly not a decision any woman or her doctor would take lightly. But at least one practitioner of the grisly procedure discussed the topic recently in almost matter-of-fact tones – and dared Attorney General John Ashcroft to prosecute him under the new law banning the operation. NewsMax.com's Fr. Mike Reilly reports that Dr. Warren Hern described a partial-birth abortion he performed for MSN.com readers on Oct. 22, 2003. "Earlier this year, I began an abortion on a young woman who was 17 weeks pregnant," recalled Hern. "Because...
  • Lopsided Coverage of Partial-Birth Abortion

    11/15/2003 11:32:05 AM PST · by walford · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 14, 2003 | Sean Grindlay
    Receive FREE updates by email: | Lopsided Coverage of Partial-Birth Abortion By Sean GrindlayNovember 14, 2003 Ideological predispositions affect the media’s treatment of all sorts of issues, but seldom is the bias so flagrant as when the subject is abortion. Coverage of the recently enacted Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 has made that bias all but impossible to miss. When covering a battle or a drive-by shooting, journalists are generally quite willing to include unpleasant details in their stories. Consider one recent article from the Washington Post: “The soldiers dragged his limp body by the arm and hurled...
  • Dems protest abortion ban enforcement

    11/14/2003 1:21:58 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 1 replies · 122+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/14/03 | Bob Egelko
    <p>If the new federal ban on certain types of abortions ever takes effect, the same division within the Justice Department that now enforces a federal law against interfering with access to abortion clinics will enforce it.</p> <p>Seven Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, in a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft, have protested the Justice Department's designation of its Civil Rights Division as the law's enforcer, calling the action a "slap in the face of the civil rights community'' and a conflict of interest with the division's other abortion-related duties. An advocate for abortion providers expressed similar concerns Thursday.</p>
  • Foes of abortion ban refuse to face reality -- Fr. Frank Pavone

    11/12/2003 9:53:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 134+ views
    The Record of Hackensack ^ | 11.10.03 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Foes of abortion ban refuse to face reality Monday, November 10, 2003 By FRANK PAVONE THERE HASN'T BEEN a legislative victory for foes of abortion like the partial-birth abortion ban in a long time. Maybe that's why the opponents of the ban don't seem to know how to adjust to reality. They exhibit all the signs of denial. After years of expert testimony from hundreds of physicians, and the failure of anyone to identify a single medical complication that can be solved only by a partial-birth abortion, foes of the ban continue to insist that the procedure is necessary for...
  • Bush Admin Tries to Speed Up PBA Lawsuits

    11/12/2003 5:23:00 PM PST · by Zack Nguyen · 2 replies · 184+ views
    Lifenews.com ^ | November 11, 2004 | Steve Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Bush administration on Monday put forward a proposal it hopes will move the legal process along faster concerning the pro-abortion lawsuits against the partial-birth abortion. The lawsuits have resulted in temporary injunctions. The proposal would call for the Bush administration to delay enforcement of the ban for 120 days if the courts would speed up the legal process. The request was initially made to U.S. District Judge Richard Casey of New York, who issued an injunction blocking the ban from taking effect almost nationwide. Bush administration attorneys will present the same proposal on Wednesday to...
  • "CHRISTIANS" OPPOSE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN

    11/12/2003 5:22:40 AM PST · by Boxsford · 93 replies · 374+ views
    Cultural Conservative ^ | 11/12/03 | La Shawn Barber
    "Christians" Oppose Partial Birth Abortion Ban by La Shawn Barber 12 November 2003 Among those voting against the partial birth abortion ban were Catholics Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle, Baptists Dick Gephardt and Robert Byrd, and Methodists Hillary Clinton and Jim Moran. The ghastly image of partial birth abortion brings tears to my eyes. Nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer felt the same way. Ms. Shafer, a witness to the unspeakable procedure, testified before the Subcommittee on the Constitution Committee on the Judiciary in 1996. She recalled the “doctor” telling a woman who was six months pregnant that her baby had Down’s...
  • U.S. offers to suspend new limit on PBA abortions Enforcement would wait until hearings in March

    11/11/2003 10:31:44 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 13 replies · 155+ views
    http://www.sfgate.com ^ | 11-11-03 | Bob Egelko
    <p>The Bush administration said Monday it is willing to suspend enforcement of a new federal law banning certain types of abortions for 120 days until a full-blown court hearing on whether those abortions are ever necessary for a woman's health.</p>
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Banned, Finally

    11/11/2003 2:13:58 PM PST · by AndyObermann · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Obermann | Andy
    By: Andy Obermann 11 November 2003 It is really quite pointless to get into debates concerning abortion. Usually, it amounts to nothing more than a long argument that changes neither a person's beliefs nor values. However, since abortion has become such a hot topic recently, I thought it a good idea to weigh in with my thoughts. Last week, President Bush signed into law a bill banning the practice known as “partial-birth” abortion. This procedure entails the inducing of labor, followed by the puncturing of the child’s skull and removal of their brains with a suction device. They most commonly...
  • Abortion foes gaining momentum - With passage of a ban on a late-term... attack Roe v. Wade

    11/10/2003 7:14:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 145+ views
    Kansas.com ^ | 11/10/03 | Alan Bjerga
    Fresh from a legislative victory banning the procedure known as partial-birth abortion, Sen. Sam Brownback and other lawmakers who oppose abortion are planning their next steps. The Kansas Republican is trying to pass a parental notification law covering abortions at military bases. He also is continuing to oppose the patenting of human embryos and is sponsoring a bill to suspend use of RU-486, a pill used to induce abortions. Those efforts and others are seen by both supporters and opponents of legal abortion as part of an effort to bit-by-bit dismantle Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision...
  • Abortion opponents working on petition to outlaw late-term abortions in Michigan

    11/10/2003 4:54:09 PM PST · by Brian S · 4 replies · 107+ views
  • Partial-Birth Abortion and the Courts

    11/10/2003 10:48:31 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 8 replies · 91+ views
    Priests for Life ^ | 11-10-03 | Fr. Frank Pavone
    Partial-Birth Abortion and the Courts Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life In predictable fashion, the pro-abortion forces have found judges who say that despite the will of the American public and of the Legislative and Executive branches of government to ban partial-birth abortion, this procedure must be allowed to continue. The courts that have made these judgments have done so based on the absence of a health exception in the legislation. Yet they pay no reverence to the fact-finding powers of the United States Congress, which did not ignore the issue of a health exception, but after many...
  • Kevin McCullough: The BAN HIJACKED!

    11/10/2003 6:36:56 AM PST · by KMC1 · 4 replies · 312+ views
    The crowd assembled at the White House had given 10 standing ovations as the president spoke in preparation of the signing of the law. A law that better than seven out of 10 Americans say was long overdue. "For years," the president said, "a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth, while the law looked the other way. Today, at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence and come to the defense of the innocent child." "America stands for liberty," he continued. "For the pursuit of happiness and for...
  • How many preachers mentioned the signing of the partial birth abortion ban? [Vanity]

    11/09/2003 10:06:43 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 7 replies · 124+ views
    I saw this quote at the "Source" link: "It is a step forward, and one that we take with a great deal of gratitude because we know it has been a long, hard battle to this point," said Graham, pastor of the Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church. "We recognize we still live in a culture of death ... but thanks to the diligent efforts of thousands and thousands of Americans who believe in the sanctity of life, we were able to take this step. "It is without question one of the most important days for life since [abortion's legalization]," Graham said....
  • Pelosi Finds Photo of Pres. Bush Signing PBA Ban "Upsetting"

    11/08/2003 5:33:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 268+ views
    Image of Men Signing Abortion Ban Assailed By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Images of President Bush signing abortion legislation surrounded by male supporters - with no women in sight - were upsetting, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. News photographs of the Wednesday ceremony in which Bush signed the law banning what abortion foes call "partial-birth abortion" showed male lawmakers standing behind the president and conservative male religious leaders looking on. "Both pictures I found disconcerting, one because it's a group of men celebrating depriving women of a medical procedure that could save their health...
  • Partners in crime: George Grant on banning partial birth abortion

    11/08/2003 2:53:51 PM PST · by rhema · 3 replies · 129+ views
    Razormouth.com ^ | 11/4/03 | George Grant
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Abortion Federation have joined together as partners in crime once again. The three organizations have long been allied in their assaults on life and liberty in this land and around the world. Now, they have united their efforts in order to defend one of the most grisly forms of child-killing ever devised. Filing lawsuits in federal court jurisdictions in three states, the groups are hoping to block the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act as unconstitutional. At a news conference Friday in San Francisco, these enemies of all...
  • Our pro-life president: Jerry Falwell recounts Oval Office prayer after partial-birth ban signing

    11/08/2003 2:01:44 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, November 8, 2003 | Jerry Falwell
    Our pro-life president Posted: November 8, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com On Wednesday, President Bush signed into law a ban on partial-birth abortion, the ghastly procedure wherein abortionists partially deliver an unborn baby so that its tiny head can be punctured. It is a murderous procedure, any way you look at it. I thank God that, after the ban passed in the House and Senate, President Bush proudly signed onto the legislation – something his predecessor was unwilling to do. However, almost before the ink had dried on the president's signature, four doctors convinced a federal judge in Nebraska to block...
  • THE COURTS STEP IN TO DEFEND PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION (fools rush in where angels fear to read)

    11/08/2003 4:02:31 AM PST · by Liz · 3 replies · 128+ views
    11/8/03 | LETTER COLUMN
    THE ISSUE: Judges block enforcement of the law to stop partial-birth aboirtions. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Another liberal activist judge shows contempt for the law he is only sworn to interpret ("New abort ban," Nov. 6), by legislating from the bench to block the new ban on partial-birth abortions. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Casey states that the new law may be unconstitutional? Watch and see the contortions the legal system puts the Constitution through to defend this abhorrent infanticide procedure. Dave G. Becher East Northport -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The ban on partial-birth abortions recently signed by President Bush is a bad idea for two...
  • Actress rallies abortion-rights advocates to fight law

    11/08/2003 1:06:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 150+ views
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | November 7, 2003 | MARY CALLAHAN
    Kathleen Turner tells SR crowd women's healthDenouncing the abortion law signed this week as the latest volley in "George W. Bush's War on Women," actress Kathleen Turner exhorted abortion-rights advocates to fight back during a Thursday night appearance in Santa Rosa. Returning to Sonoma County, where she filmed scenes from "Peggy Sue Got Married," one of about 40 films she's made in her Hollywood career, Turner told 130 Planned Parenthood donors that the future of women's health care hangs in the balance. Temporary restraining orders granted in three federal courts, including one Thursday in San Francisco sought by Planned Parenthood's...
  • President Bush Shows Strong Pro-Life Beliefs in Private Meetings

    11/07/2003 4:59:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 108 replies · 336+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 7, 2003 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Shortly before and after President Bush signed the ban on partial-birth abortions Wednesday, two groups of pro-life advocates met with him privately in the Oval Office. They tell of a man who strongly and openly supports the pro-life cause and does so because of a deeply felt Christian faith. Chuck Colson, who founded a national prison ministry, met with President Bush before the bill signing event. "We had a wonderful conversation, celebrating one of the most significant days of his presidency and a great day for all who believe in the sanctity of life," Colson said....
  • NBC Avoids “Partial-Birth” Term, Worries About “Slippery Slope”

    11/07/2003 9:04:06 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 171+ views
    MRC ^ | 11/7/03
    The term “partial-birth abortion” continues to instill fear in reporters, a fact reflected in a series of stories on Wednesday on various NBC News shows. In the morning, before President Bush signed a bill banning the procedure, Today’s news reader, Ann Curry, kept citing “a late-term procedure that opponents call partial-birth abortion.” In the evening, CNBC anchor Campbell Brown used the same term while NBC anchor Tom Brokaw refused to utter the phrase as he referred to “the controversial procedure, late-term abortion” and how “in a setting that resembled a campaign rally, President Bush signed into law a bill banning...
  • Image of Men Signing Abortion Ban Assailed; Wesley Clark likes OutKast.

    11/07/2003 3:46:04 PM PST · by Pikamax · 62 replies · 801+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | 11/07/03 | Associated Press
    Image of Men Signing Abortion Ban Assailed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Says Images of All Males Signing Abortion Ban Upsetting The Associated Press WASHINGTON Nov. 7 — Images of President Bush signing abortion legislation surrounded by male supporters with no women in sight were upsetting, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday. News photographs of the Wednesday ceremony in which Bush signed the law banning what abortion foes call "partial-birth abortion" showed male lawmakers standing behind the president and conservative male religious leaders looking on. "Both pictures I found disconcerting, one because it's a group of men celebrating depriving...