No Compromise on Abortion Rights
The US Supreme court, in the Carhart decision, upheld the Federal Abortion Ban on April 18th, 2007 ruling that the abortion restriction does not violate a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. (This is the decision on so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act signed by President Bush).
This anti-woman ruling is an all out attack on women’s rights, designed, funded and promoted by anti-abortion strategists in an effort to make all abortion illegal. This sets the dangerous precedent that physicians will be open to scrutiny of their medical procedures through a politically motivated Act of Congress.
This is first wide reaching abortion restriction since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in all states. The vaguely written act does not specify what stage in pregnancy abortions could be restricted, but restricts the method of removing the fetus. Women’s Health Specialists of California advocates for women to have access to all health, pregnancy and abortion options. WHS of California advocates that the safest abortion procedures are available to all women, including those restricted by the Abortion Ban.
The Abortion Ban Act was doggedly promoted during the 90’s by the anti-abortion movement in a rush of hype and lies including the myth that women can get abortions up to the time of birth. This disinformation campaign leaves a wake of confusion even today, masking the reality that this decision upholds an Act of Congress which will limit certain abortions in the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
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Read more on the Supreme Court’s decision below…
Read “United We – and Roe v. Wade – Stand”, in the January 24, 2008, Chico News and Review Guest Commentary, by Eileen Schnitger, Development Director for Women’s Health Specialists
On Abortion Procedure
April 18, 2007 10:23 a.m.