By Bethany Kerr:
About the Supreme Court’s Partial Birth Abortion Ban decision, blogger Peskymac writes:
I’m incredibly bitter today. And disgusted. What the Supreme Court did today is nothing short of repugnant. I can’t say that I’m exactly surprised that a group of conservative men chose to expand federal powers and sanction torture for women today by declaring the ban on late term abortions that President Bush signed in 1993 does not violate the Constitution….
No, not surprised that people who will never have any idea of what it means to be forced to choose between your own life or that of the fetus you’re carrying would make such an emotional and irrational decision. None of these men will ever be forced to carry a fetus against their will. This decision will never impact them at all – all their wives, daughters, and mistresses are well off enough that they can fly to a more humane country if something unforeseen and awful happens during their pregnancies. It’s the normal, every day women who will suffer. And what do they care? They got to make their point.
(1) A defendant accused of an offense under this section may seek a hearing before the State Medical Board on whether the physician’s conduct was necessary to save the life of the mother whose life was endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
There is an exception for the life of the mother. The only reason the pro-abortion liberals can possibly be angry with this decision is the fact they don’t have the loophole of “health” anymore. No more vague language safeguarding the supposed “health” of the mother to fall back on.
The life of the mother is covered. She is protected, if she so needs the protection.
Besides, there is (as far as I know) no health condition out there that crushing a child’s skull cures.
It kills me – kills me – that pro-forced childbirth advocates are so happy about this!
Do they think they’ve just saved countless lives? Do they honestly and truly think that this decision will stop late term abortions from happening? I know, I know, they don’t give a rat’s ass about the reality of the situation – just their f***ed up, rose-colored glasses worldview.
Here are just a few examples of why we are so excited about this decision:
The concurring opinion seems to be, “This is one step closer to the stopping the medical practice of murder!”
We are rejoicing, not because we are naive and think that late term abortions are suddenly going to stop now (we know abortionists better than that), but because we know a significant change has occured, and now an unborn child has legal rights!
We’ll keep pressing on! We have been given HOPE that things can change for the better, and we’ll keep fighting as long as we have to to make sure that no more unborn babies can die legally (one day, I believe it will happen- and I hope I will live to see the day)….and so that no more women can be exploited and used by the abortion industry….and that is a wonderful feeling.
It’s too bad that women like “Peskymac” can’t rejoice with us.