Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bad supreme court decision today

For all of us pro-choicers, today's verdict is bad news. That's what happens when a Democratic Senate won't stand up for women (and all Americans who believe in reproductive rights) and allows Bush to get his wingers on the court. Ginsberg dissented from the 5-4 decision:
Today's decision is alarming. It refuses to take Casey and Stenberg seriously. It tolerates, indeed applauds federal intervention to ban nationwide a procedure found necessary and proper in certain cases by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). It blurs the line, firmly drawn in Casey, between previability and postviability abortions. And, for the first time since Roe, the Court blesses a prohibition with no exception safeguarding a woman's health.
[emphasis from Feministing.]


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