Turning The Tide On Partial Birth Abortion
All the work conservatives have done over the years that culminated in putting John Roberts and Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court may be about to start paying off:
“The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider the constitutionality of banning a type of late-term abortion, teeing up a contentious issue for a new-look court already in a state of flux over privacy rights.
The Bush administration has pressed the high court to reinstate the federal law, passed in 2003 but never put in effect because it was struck down by judges in California, Nebraska and New York.
The outcome will likely rest with the two men that President Bush has recently installed on the court. Justices had been split 5-4 in 2000 in striking down a state law, barring what critics call partial birth abortion because it lacked an exception to protect the health of the mother.
But Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who was the tie-breaking vote, retired late last month and was replaced by Samuel Alito. Abortion had been a major focus in the fight over Alito’s nomination because justices serve for life and he will surely help shape the court on abortion and other issues for the next generation.”
If Alito and Roberts rule as expected, the court’s previous judicial activism will be corrected and it’ll be a huge victory for those of us who are pro-life. Plus, as an extra added bonus, the anguished caterwauling from the left after the ruling should be a thing of beauty — if you enjoy that sort of thing.