Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Supreme Court giveth and the Supreme Court taketh away

Oh, sure, NOW Democrats are upset when the SC plays God and reverses precendent! It's never too late to right a wrong - just think Plessy, Brown v. Board, etc.

The following comments are quite extreme considering a vast majority of the public is opposed to the barbaric partial birth abortion (which, to you liberals, DOES exist, IS a medical term, is NEVER medically necessary, and involves pulling the baby out of the body feet first, until only the head remains inside, then it's skull is punctured and the brains sucked out. Nice. Have fun defending that. Yay women's rights!):

On Wednesday, Edwards said he "could not disagree more strongly" with the high court's decision.

"The ban upheld by the Court is an ill-considered and sweeping prohibition that does not even take account for serious threats to the health of individual women," Edwards said. "This hard right turn is a stark reminder of why Democrats cannot afford to lose the 2008 election."

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama said the decision is a dramatic departure from precedents safeguarding women's health.

"I am extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman's right to choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court justices will look for other opportunities to erode Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and a matter of equal rights for women," Obama said.

Clinton said Wednesday's ruling "blatantly defies" the high court's decision in 2000 to strike down a state partial-birth abortion law because it failed to provide an exemption for a woman's health.

"As the Supreme Court recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973, this issue is complex and highly personal; the rights and lives of women must be taken into account," she said. "It is precisely this erosion of our constitutional rights that I warned against when I opposed the nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito."

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