Tuesday, February 21, 2006

And so it begins

The Supreme's have agreed to hear, again, the so-called ban on *Partial Birth Abortions* which has been struck down in three national districts as unconstitutional. The reason the ban has been deemed unconstitutional is because it fails to include a health exception for the woman. Roe v. Wade ruled that states could place restrictions on abortions over 20 weeks, but said legislation had to include a health exeption, an opinion Justice O'Connor has supported time and time again.

What do the anti-choicers have to say about this new development?

The federal law in the current case has no health exception, but defenders maintain that the procedure is never medically necessary to protect a woman’s health.
Because all the bad stuff that can happen during a pregnancy only happens in the first trimester. Seriously.