Your Womb Belongs To Us law aborted
In a ruling with coast-to-coast effect, a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying it infringes on a woman’s right to choose.
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling came in one of three lawsuits challenging the legislation President Bush signed last year.
She agreed with abortion rights activists that a woman’s right to choose is paramount, and that is therefore “irrelevant” whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend.
“The act poses an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose an abortion,” the judge wrote.
The ruling applies to the nation’s 900 or so Planned Parenthood clinics and their doctors, who perform about half the 1.3 million abortions done each year in the United States.
Bush-Cheney ’04 Campaign Chairman Governor Marc Racicot responds:
“Today’s tragic ruling upholding partial birth abortion shows why America needs judges who will interpret the law and not legislate from the bench. A majority of Americans oppose partial birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton’s decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence.
Not wanting to be left out, President Bush, speaking before the White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, offered advice on avoiding unwanted pregnancies as well as demonstrating proper blowjob techniques.