After 11 years of vigilance on the part of those who respect life, the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the national ban on partial-birth abortion (PBA) signed into law by President Bush in 2003.
The court decided that the ban does not violate a woman’s right to abortion and voted in favor of protection for the most vulnerable members of society from a “brutal and inhumane” death.
Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted “that the government has a legitimate substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life.” Under the 14th Amendment the government is responsible for protecting all citizens under the law. Great respect for unborn life and reverence for the birth process appeared to be the theme of Kennedy’s opinion. He stated that abortion is “laden with power to devalue human life.” (Full Story)