The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.
The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a womanâ€™s constitutional right to an abortion.
The opponents of the act â€œhave not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases,â€ Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.
The decision pitted the courtâ€™s conservatives against its liberals, with President Bushâ€™s two appointees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, siding with the majority.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia also were in the majority.
This makes Kathryn Jean Lopez positively orgasmic at the idea that she will no longer have the threat of an optional procedure hanging over her head based upon the slim chance that she somehow finds herself pregnant after getting either Rich Lowry or Mitt Romney drunk enough to fuck her:
Good News?!: I Believe th e Supreme Court Has Upheld the Partial-birth Abortion Ban! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
UPDATE: Yes, yes it has! I just confirmed….
And praise Bush for the Roberts Court?
What a long road this had been.
Of course, should K-Lo find that she might actually need the procedure, well, then she really will be fucked.
God and the law can be funny that way…