“We’ve been losing fight after fight aftrer fight,” Diane Feinstein admitted to the Associated Press following the U. S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision approving the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion last Wednesday.
After Partial Birth Ruling, It’s All about 2008
Immediately following this ruling—the first Supreme Court ruling ever to criminalize a type of abortion—abortion groups like NARAL and The Feminist Majority trotted out the old Freedom of Choice Act, FOCA, that would make abortion the law of the land if Roe is overturned, and invalidate much pro-life legislation already on the books.
But although Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, (D, NY) pledge to reintroduce this bill, which was raised during the Clinton administration, more clearheaded pro-aborts say it doesn’t have a chance.
NOW’s Kim Gandy agrees with Feinstein that abortion activists don’t have the votes to move it forward. She says that while it’s a Democratic Congress, it’s not a pro-choice Congress, and it is unlikely that they can undo the partial-birth abortion ban, or pass the FOCA bill.
What the bright pro-aborts will concentrate on is getting a Democrat President in 2008. So our work is cut out for us.
But we won’t defeat the Democtrats in 2008 if wishy-washy Republicans take a pass on the social issues and vote for personalities like Mayor Rudy Giuliani who say Repulicans should set aside the social issues, like he has, and go for his programs. Giuliani likes abortion and is soft on gay marriage and is a washout.
Media Respond to the Ruling
Meanwhile, the homicidal types in the media are screaming that women are having their right to kill gradually taken away from them. What has been banned is a form of abortion so disgusting that even seventeen Democtrats voted against it.
Partial birth abortion is hard to describe, it’s so barbaric, but pro-abort writers are trying to make their readers believe it is good for women and may be the only form of abortion some women can tolerate. A Chicago Sun-Times editorial calls the Supreme Court’s support for the Ban “unsettling” and calls the Ban itself “wrongheaded”—an interesting choice of words, considering that what is banned is sucking the brains from a baby’s head. They add, “women will just have to live with it.”
The Sun-Times “Controversy” Sunday featured a column by Jill Filipovic who says anti-choice forces just want to turn women and doctors into criminals, and have little regard for women’s lives and no regard for their health. Erwin Chemerinsky in the Sun-Times bawls that women will now have less safe medical procedures, as if breaching a baby and holding the baby in the birth canal while sucking his or her brains out is a healthy procedure.
Neil Steinberg has to make fun of Terri Schiavo before he makes fun of the pro-life movement, saying we’ve lost in trying to convince America to ban abortion so we are now nibbling away at the edges, with a court that is packed with “hidebound conservatives.” Oh, that this were true. And his disgusting shot at Terri Schiavo is so sick it should get him in trouble, but it won’t.
At least the victims of Imus’ insult hadn’t been dispatched by a court ordered death sentence, backed by an unfaithful husband.
But on the positive side, The Chicago Tribune‘s Steve Chapman says the five justices ruling for the Ban refused to be accomplices in shielding the public from the truth, and cites its inclusion of a nurse’s description of a partial birth abortion:
“The doctor delivered the baby’s body and arms—everything but the head. The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out the doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening, and sucked the baby’s brains out.”
Does that bother the abortion crowd? No way. Chapman says they don’t flinch from the violence visited on well-developed fetuses in the name of reproductive freedom. Any abortion is a justifiable abortion.
The Ban on Partial Birth Abortion is a great victory for pro-life and a devastating defeat, perhaps even a death blow, for the baby killers.