Thursday, April 19, 2007

Federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Upheld in US Supreme Court

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. This means that states which have a ban, may keep the ban and it cannot be considered unconstitutional.

Some states have passed bans, while others allow this brand of human butcherism to continue.

An excerpt rom LifeNews:

The Supreme Court has reversed a decision it handed down in 2000 and upheld a Congressional ban on the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure. The ruling indicated that the federal ban on the abortion procedure did not violate the so-called right to abortion established under Roe v. Wade.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion for the Supreme Court and indicated that the abortion advocates who sued to overturn the ban "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases."

More from Priests for Life on partial-birth abortion (for those who feel compelled to defend the butchery, or are on the fence about it, please feel free to click the link within the first paragraph of the linked document and view the photos. You gotta know exactly what you are defending).

PDF File of the Decision via Priests for Life

Diogenes at CWNews talks more about the decision. Is it open to future challenges? It seems so, unfortunately.

It's no wonder more and more doctors are refusing to participate in abortions. And, I have much hope in young people who are in greater numbers for life and see abortion as immoral. I have less confidence in our court systems with prevailing hippy-era attitudes, and more faith in the younger generation which dares to be counter-cultural in this regard. Here are some recent stats:

Opinion Polls Show Undeniable Pro-Life Swing Among Young People.

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Poll of teens ages 1317, August 2003:

72% said that abortion is morally

32% think abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.

47% said that abortion should be legal only under certain circumstances.

Only 19% believe abortion should be legal in all circumstances.

The Gallup Poll concludes that "[t]he young people are significantly
more pro-life than adults."


Photographer Michael Clancy captured some of the greatest photos illustrating the miracle of life. A doctor was performing corrective surgery for spina bifida on "Samuel" who was still in his mother's womb. After the womb was opened, Samuel reached out and grabbed the finger of the doctor, as shown in the photo. You can also view a slideshow using Quicktime to see the series of how it all transpired. It looks like a video and it is so inspiring for life.

This was the subject of a recent TV program here in the US called House MD in which a rather TV personality - "House" seems to have a cold heart towards a baby when he must treat a pregnant woman and the baby is considered a risk to her life. Hollywood apparently has changed it's tune because the episode featured this Clancy-like moment when the baby reaches out and grabs his finger. How quickly a man can soften his position.

I was an avid fan of the program. But, I don't watch it any longer because I just don't have time. I have also left prime time TV to the world. The immorality of it all was just too much for me. I just couldn't justify investing my time in things that I know where offensive to my Lord and God. Lets face it, many of these programs promote things like sex outside of marriage - to the point that even Catholics and other God-loving Christians have become immune to the sight of it on TV.

How many babies have lost their lives on account of the lifestyles promoted through Hollywood?

Go to Michael Clancy's site to view the amazing shots!

Deo Gratias!