Thursday, April 19, 2007

SCOTUS Releases Decision on Federal Abortion Ban

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision to uphold the ban on a certain type of abortion procedure with no exception to preserve the health of the mother.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the 5-4 majority opinion and was joined by Chief Justice John Robert and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Justice Ginsberg wrote the minority opinion.
No matter how one feels about abortion, we must recognize what the Court actually said in this decision; the careful balance between the rights of the state and those of the individual has been blurred. The Court seemingly has placed priority of personal objections of legislators over the health and safety of women.
Yesterday's ruling only opens the door for other decisions that will further limit personal privacy.

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