Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bush's Supreme's Restrict Abortion!

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Ms. Magazine - April 18, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Federal Abortion Procedure Ban Without Health Exception

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act, a ban on an abortion procedure that the Republican controlled Congress passed in 2003. This ban has no exception for the health of a pregnant woman.

Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal issued a statement this morning, saying, "This ruling shows the true colors of the current Bush-stacked majority of the Supreme Court: it does not care about the health, well-being, and safety of American women. This must serve as a wake-up call to women: we are losing our fundamental rights as Bush continues to stack the courts. Elections matter: this is the consequence of a Republican, ideologically driven president and Congress."

While Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority decision on behalf of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a dissenting opinion, calling today's decision "alarming."

More Details on the ruling.

You can reject this ruling by donating to the organizations that fight for women's right to private reproductive health care with full options:

Planned Parenthood

National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL)

National Organization for Women (NOW)


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