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Presidential Candidates on Ban Partial Birth Abortion Constitutional

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Candidate Reactions To Supreme Court’s Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion
April 18th, 2007 · Written by 08 Guru AsC · 9 Comments
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act was constitutional.

Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003



The High Court Upholds the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act

The Supreme Court's Decision in Gonzales v. Carhart

Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Partial Birth Abortion Ban Gives Bush Victory
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
By Melissa Drosjack

Twenty-six states have bans on partial birth abortions that apply throughout pregnancy, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The court's decision to uphold the federal law creates a nationwide ban.

"This basically makes it a federal crime, effective immediately," Wermiel said.

The president hailed the decision in a statement released shortly after the ruling.

"The Supreme Court's decision is an affirmation of the progress we have made in the past six years in protecting human dignity and upholding the sanctity of life," Bush said. "We will continue to work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law."

Wednesday's decision not only affects the abortion debate, it also demonstrates the importance of the president's ability to appoint justices to the Supreme Court, said Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and a FOX News political contributor.

"I think politically, this reminds everyone of how important Supreme Court appointments are. The next president, of course, will have one or two almost certainly," Kristol said.,2933,266789,00.html

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban

by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

Ron Paul in the US House of Representatives, June 4, 2003

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