Top Court’s Choice Not Pro-Choice
Posted on Apr 18, 2007
In a ruling that supports President Bush’s abortion politics, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the ban on partial-birth abortions that Bush pushed and Congress approved in 2003. The Court’s move struck some pro-choice proponents as the (further) politicization of a woman’s personal, and medical, decision.
New York Times:
The outcome is likely to spur efforts at the state level to place more restrictions on abortions.
‘‘I applaud the Court for its ruling today, and my hope is that it sets the stage for further progress in the fight to ensure our nation’s laws respect the sanctity of unborn human life,’’ said Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, Republican leader in the House of Representatives.
Said Eve Gartner of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America: ‘‘This ruling flies in the face of 30 years of Supreme Court precedent and the best interest of women’s health and safety. ... This ruling tells women that politicians, not doctors, will make their health care decisions for them.’‘