In a rare victory
for the unborn and those who work to protect them, the Supreme Court has just handed down a ruling upholding the consitutionality of the 2003 ban on "partial birth" abortion (which is a term much too kind for this barbaric procedure). Justice Kennedy, predicted to be the important swing vote in this case, ruled with the majority and in fact wrote the majority opinion. But the unavoidable observation is the importance of President Bush's two nominees to the Court, Roberts and Alito: without them, the horrific procedure would still be legal.
There is, of course, no appeal for this decision and so it will cause howls of protest and anguish from those who see it not as a protection of human rights but as a "chipping away" at Roe v. Wade. We can only hope.
May this be just the beginning of a turn in the nation's conscience and a recognition of the rights of a child on either side of the birth canal.
Labels: Political Observation, Social Observation