Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION:REACTIONS FROM THE CANDIDATES

Here are the 2008 Presidential candidates' reactions via Jill Stanek:

By Valerie Jane

What is a candidate to do with this new ruling?

Some have already reacted. Here are just a few quotes:

Barack Obama:
"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."

Rudy Giuliani :
"The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion. I agree with it."

John Edwards:
"I could not disagree more strongly with today's Supreme Court 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."

Mitt Romney:
"Today, our nation's highest court reaffirmed the value of life in America by upholding a ban on a practice that offends basic human decency. This decision represents a step forward in protecting the weakest and most innocent among us."

Hillary Clinton:
"This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman's right to choose and recognized the importance of women's health. Today's decision blatantly defies the Court's recent decision in 2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to provide an exception for the health of the mother."
According to many of the pro-choicers who visit us, this ruling is "not a big deal".

I think some people disagree.

My Comments:
Here is what Senator Sam Brownback had to say. Thank God for Senator Brownback!

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