Monday, January 30, 2006

Federal Ban on Abortions?

AFP has a good review article, titled Access to abortion could be curtailed in US with new Supreme Court justice. Quick question about this:

There is also a federal ban on abortions performed as early as 12 weeks which could become enforceable should Alito's confirmation shift the balance of the Supreme Court.


Anyone have a number/name for this federal ban? I'd like to take a look at it. [And for reporters reading this: provide links in your articles already!]

3 Comments:

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz here from I Speak of Dreams


Kevin T. Keith, at Sufficient Scruples has an excellent post on a different abortion issue:

Race-Baiting Over Abortion

The Cook County (Chicago) Republican organization has issued a press release claiming that the Democratic party is conducting genocide against black Americans by supporting abortion rights. The language is unbridled, and the explicit appeal to racial animosity is as stark as anything seen in the days of Jim Crow. (It is progress, I suppose, that they are now race-baiting in favor of blacks, but it’s hardly less ugly.)

[snipping most of the article but it is closely argued, with statistical tables to buttress argument]

There is much more to be said about this offensive argument: the manipulativeness of it, the open race-baiting, the propaganda and the code words, and on and on. But when the simple factual data underlying the argument are so badly used, and so disingenuously, we can easily know what to think about the moral rhetoric it employs as well.

Suffice it to say this is, if not a new low, at least a particularly shameless low in abortion politics. And that the issue addressed is not even abortion - but mere partisan positioning for vote strength - is only one more outrage in the context of an issue that deserves far more mature and sincere treatment.

Race-Baiting Over Abortion

 
At 5:39 AM, Blogger moiv said...

Anyone have a number/name for this federal ban?

That would be the infamous federal ban on "Partial Birth Abortion." Contrary to the popular belief promulgated by abortion opponents and dutifully parroted by the media, the ban makes no mention whatever of a woman's length of pregnancy and does not specify the D&X procedure. It would prohibit many abortions performed as early as 12 weeks.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Steve Anderson said...

Why is conservative a bad word to the world?

Something has been bothering me for awhile now. The media with all of its liberal ways and supporters has negatively added connotations to the desire for a person to live a conservative life. My question to those who would label conservatives as "far right", "extremists", "fundamentalists" (as if that is suppose to be a dirty word), "fanatics", you get the picture, anyway, how do Christian people think that they can live any other way but conservative? In Matthew 7:14, the Bible tells us: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. The preceding verse tells where liberality leads. So how can a Christian look at life and say, I am not going to take that path, it's too narrow? I will follow the broad (liberal) path. The Bible tells us that path leadeth to destruction.
While I was thinking on this subject, I was thinking about political hot topics, that we are being fed propaganda on everyday. Homosexuality, abortion, individuality, absence of God in everything, and other liberal topics come to mind. Well, I got to thinking about abortion, looking down through this strait gate. And I ask myself, What would Jesus say to a woman, who would come to him seeking an abortion? Now I would never attempt to speak for Jesus, or pretend that I am smart enough to know what he would say. But while I was thinking on this very subject, a verse which was spoken by Jesus came to mind. Matthew 19:6 says: Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. Now, I know what your going to say; that has nothing to do with abortion that is about marriage. Well, when it came to my mind, I wasn’t thinking about divorce or adultery, I was thinking about how a Christian could justify killing an unborn child. And if you think about the verse, yes it is talking about marriage, but it doesn’t say, A man and a woman that God hath joined together. It says what therefore God has joined together. To me that is saying that anything God joins together, man is not suppose to mess with. He made man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breathe of life, and then told man "Thou shalt not kill". Whatever he creates, he doesn’t want man to destroy.
If you still want to argue that the verse just pertains to marriage, lets look at marriage. In what way is a marriage consummated? And what is the process that leads to conception? There is a part of a man that joins with a part of woman to create a new life. Who is in control of those two parts that are joined together? If you say man, woman, or doctor, there will be a lot on infertile couples who will take exception to your response. Only God can join the two together to make a life. And no man whether he be the President, a Supreme Court Justice, a doctor, or some liberal editorialist can spin that around to say that abortion is a woman’s right to put asunder what God has joined together.

 

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