Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Set your watch back 50 years

Today's US Supreme Court decision on late term abortion is alarming. By a ruling of 5-4 the Justices have said that it doesn't matter if a woman's life is in jeopardy, it doesn't matter if her doctor says it's in her best interest to have this procedure, she is prohibited from following her doctor's advice regarding this late term abortion procedure.

I have limited time right now, but will be back to talk about this more later today.
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal issued a statement this morning, saying, "This ruling shows the true colors of the current Bush-stacked majority of the Supreme Court: it does not care about the health, well-being, and safety of American women. This must serve as a wake-up call to women: we are losing our fundamental rights as Bush continues to stack the courts. Elections matter: this is the consequence of a Republican, ideologically driven president and Congress."


P M Prescott said...

It is truly time to take back our country.

Tengrain said...

I'm both saddened and angry, BAC. At what point does a woman stop owning her own life?



BAC said...

I've met two women who had this procedure not because they wanted to, but because their doctors said it would provide the best chance for them to be able to conceive again. These women wanted to give birth, but there were complications. They didn't make this decision because being pregnant was an inconvenience. They were devastated at not being physically able to carry the pregnancy to term.

Both women were later able to conceive again, and both gave birth to healthy children.

Their stories would not have this happy ending if they faced the same circumstances today.