Fidelis is pleased to report that the United States Supreme Court this morning issued its decision upholding the nationwide ban on partial birth abortion. The justices ruled 5-4, with Justice Kennedy authoring the opinion. The ruling upholds the law passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in 2003.
Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority wrote, “The government has a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life.” Joining Justice Kennedy were Chief Justice Roberts, and Associate Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.
Operation Rescue celebrates the great victory for life!“Today’s decision justifies our faith in the new composition of the court,” Newman said. “The time is now right to launch aggressive legal challenges across America to abortion on demand.”
Pro-life Action League President Joe Schiedler Celebrates the Victory here:
"The court majority comprised Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Kennedy. "I am heartened by the fact that Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion," said Scheidler. "The whole pro-life movement has been energized by this 5-4 victory. We may now have our Supreme Court majority."
Scheidler also noted, "Abortion is not a civilized solution to the problems that arise from an unplanned pregnancy. It is not a reasonable option for the medical community to present to women. Certainly in this age of advanced medical technology we can do better than to kill our unborn children and tell women it is their best choice."
Roe Begins to Crumble, as we remember the exhortation to fasting and prayer on Fridays issued by our late beloved Cardinal John O'Connor to end the evil practice of partial-birth abortion.We can feel your prayers, Cardinal! Let us keep praying to total victory of 100% protection of all human life in America, from conception to natural death.
Jill Stanek's blog has reactions from leading presidential candidates.
Senator Sam Brownback, MY leading presidential candidate, said this on the Senate floor today:
"I rise today with great hope in my heart that a great step was taken forward on human dignity today. Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the partial-birth abortion ban that was passed by congress in 2003, and I applaud the Court for this decision. As many of my colleagues know, partial-birth abortion is one of the most heinous and grotesque forms of abortion. Science has shown that after 20 weeks, unborn children do, indeed, feel pain. Imagine the pain a prenatal baby feels as it is so savagely destroyed in the latter parts of a pregnancy. It is incomprehensible that we should allow such a procedure to continue in our nation. "
"I’m thankful — I’m thankful that the congress passed this important ban, that President Bush signed it into law, and now the Supreme Court has upheld this in the face of a challenge. And I think this is an important day for human dignity that we’re starting to recognize the dignity of everybody at all stages."
And, from the real hero of all this, our poor, beleaguered President Bush, without whose signing of the original bill and nomination of two great justices, Roberts, and Alito, this would never have happened.
ONE more justice and we have ROE overturned!!