We were told partial-birth abortions
either didn't happen or were unbelievably rare (in fact there were thousands performed); it's not a "medical term" (it's a legal term of art defined by Congress as a matter of federal law); and the Supreme Court would never uphold it (the High Court did in 2007)--to name just three distortions.
Upholding the ban on partial-birth abortions
ties for third on the list; along with the view that the court has become more balanced and fair, and that the court is abiding by the Constitution.
It does, however, state that a partial-birth abortion
would be allowed if "necessary to save the life of the mother.
Washington -- The United States Supreme Court is about to reopen the controversial issue of partial-birth abortion
Carhart, (6) holding that Nebraska's prohibition on partial-birth abortions
unduly burdened a woman's right to choose.
It is truly amazing that anyone will defend the gruesome partial-birth abortion
Two days later, the Washington Post published an in-depth story with the same findings: Partial-birth abortions
were far more common than first believed and were often performed on healthy mothers and children.
And the controversy surrounding partial-birth abortions
is even more incendiary.
Fitzsimmons said he personally lied when he said in a November 1995 interview on "Nightline" that women have partial-birth abortions
only in cases of danger to the mothers life or severe fetal abnormalities.
Most partial-birth abortions
are done for reasons that are purely elective," the letter to Clinton said.
Anti-choice forces lobbied a compliant Congress to pass the ban on so-called partial-birth abortions
(which is not a medical term) in order to keep the abortion issue before the public.
One physician said the procedure is not safer than other abortion methods and testified that he had "grave concerns" about the long-term health consequences of women who receive partial-birth abortions