Tuesday, February 21, 2006

So What Did the Supreme Court Decide To Do On Strip Search Sammy's First Day On The Court?

Why ban late-term abortions even in cases where the mother's life is in danger, of course! Here's the Washington Post on the story:

The Supreme Court, stocked with two new conservative justices, agreed today to consider the constitutionality of the federal law banning "late-term" abortions.

The "partial-birth abortion" ban, enacted in 2003, has been invalidated by three different federal appeals courts on the grounds that the ban did not include an exception for cases when the health of the mother might be at stake and constituted an undue burden on the right to abortion.

All of those courts cited a Supreme Court ruling in 2000 striking down Nebraska's statute banning what opponents call "partial-birth abortions," for want of a health exception, among other reasons. That was a 5-4 opinion with retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor voting with the majority.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., , who has in the past expressed the view that the Constitution does not protect the right to abortion, replaced O'Connor while Chief Justice John G. Roberts replaced the late William H. Rehnquist.

Today's case will not be argued until the court's next term.

The case does not challenge the core holding of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion. It is highly significant, however, that the court chose to review the lower courts' holding as there has been little difference among them. The action suggests that at least four justices -- the number required to review a case -- probably disagree with the lower courts in one way or the other.

The changed makeup of the court was on the minds of both sides of the abortion issue today.

"Every court that has examined the federal abortion ban has struck it down because, among other things, the ban does not protect women's health," read a statement from Planned Parenthood of America, a participant in the case.

51% of the nation voted for a petulant spoiled little rich boy who vowed to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

And now that Strip Search Sammy Alito has joined John Roberts, Pubic Hair Thomas, and Antonin "Only I Can Engage In Anal Sex" Scalia on the court, the inevitable movement to overturn Roe begins.

But you know what?

Let them overturn it.

Let them make every woman's uterus federal property.

Let them force women back into the back alleys and the illegal abortion clinics.

Maybe then people will realize that when you vote for guys who want to over turn Roe v. Wade amd make every woman's uterus federal property, when they get elected they actually do what they said they were going to do before the election.

Like overturn Roe and turn the country into a wingnut paradise for big business and religious crazies like Dobson and Robertson.

In other words, you reap what you sow.

John Kerry tried warning people about this danger before the 2004 election.

But 51% decided Bushie was there man.

Unfortunately the 49% who rejected bush have to suffer along with the 51% who voted for him.

Thank you for this comment. We all must work harder for change in the next election, Glenda
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