Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act
WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ 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 woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
The opponents of the act "have not demonstrated that the Act would be unconstitutional in a large fraction of relevant cases," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion....
"Abortion is a horrible thing, who could willingly have their child dismembered inside the womb?"
Answer: Every woman who has an abortion, about 1.5 million in America each year since 1973. They all are dismembered. The only difference with partial birth is that the dismembering occurs while part of the baby is outside the womb. The part that remains inside, the head, gets pierced with scissors and the brains sucked out, all while the child is alive and literally kicking.
D&C abortions done on children the same age require twisting the heads, arms and legs off the torso, then withdrawing the child piece by piece.
Suction abortions done before 12 weeks tear the child to pieces because the bones are still soft enough to just rip the baby apart. Then the nurse puts the child together in the petri dish to see if they "got it all."
I am very glad to see that at least in one way the court system is trying to do right. Abortion is a horrible thing, who could willingly have their child dismembered inside the womb? I think that there would be much less of it if the mothers were told in no uncertain terms what these "doctors" were going to do to their BABY. Next we need to get a requirement for them to see exactly what is done during this procedeure, and others which are still legal. I think 90% of women who get abortions would not do it after seeing that. The BABY, not fetus, looks like a person very early in its short life. Watching its arms and legs ripped off would definately change more than a few minds.
Personally I cannot fathom that there is any debate whatsoever about such a gruesome act of violence. But on the other hand we are dealing with unregenerate man and ‚ÄúThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?‚ÄĚ (Jeremiah 17:9) I think that we often underestimate the sickness of the human heart.
Just think about it; each little life that is aborted is an image of God that is despised and literally thrown away in the trash. That is what the sinful world thinks about its Creator.
But brethren, why are we surprised? We the Church are the salt (a preservative) and light (a guide) to the unbelieving world. Maybe if they saw us actually want and desire children instead of trying to prevent them it would cause them to think twice about the life that they are throwing away.
Maybe if they saw us tangibly loving and desiring the image of God as it is found in the new life of little children, maybe then they would take our claim to love God more seriously.
If we Christians are busy trying to prevent more images of God, why would we expect the world to value them? What kind of light are we?
Good. Such bans on abortion are welcome. Life begins at conception, not after the first breath(a false gospel whose propagators are worthy of being accursed according to scripture). The unborn have the right to life.