Moreover, the entire thesis of PBABA is that the performance of a partial-birth abortion
is an act of violence.
In the partial-birth abortion
, the premature infant is fully delivered - all except for the head.
During the 14 years of intensive debate about partial-birth abortions
, the public's attitude became more pro-life as the abortion debate was re-focused: away from pro-abortion slogans and towards the horrific reality of abortion; the annual number of abortions decreased; and, defending the indefensible, the pro-abortion side was caught in so many lies and deceptions that its credibility greatly suffered.
In addition to being involved in the Nebraska case, the ACLJ also backed the government's position -- on behalf of members of Congress -- in two other challenges of the national ban on partial-birth abortion
in cases in New York and California.
Even if the practical end result of the partial-birth abortion
ban is to cause abortionists to switch to other methods, the attention drawn to the issue may help arouse the conscience of a complacent American public.
The ban does not apply when the life of a pregnant women is threatened, which covers all or nearly all instances in which the partial-birth abortion
procedure is performed.
When the debate began over the partial-birth abortion
procedure, Fitzsimmons said, "I learned right away that this was being done for the most part in cases that did not involve those extreme circumstances" cited by opponents of the ban.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling declaring the national ban on partial-birth abortion
Simply describing partial-birth abortion
is enough to revolt a majority of Americans, who have asked time and again for the barbaric, infanticidal practice to end.
Judge Richard Kopf in Nebraska ruled against the Act earlier this month in a lengthy opinion citing testimony that babies are alive during a partial- birth abortion, that the baby's heart can be seen beating before the head is punctured or crushed, and that partial-birth abortion
is "excruciatingly painful for a fetus.
A seven-year-old crusade against partial-birth abortion
, which began in the U.
This includes the gruesome, and medically unwarranted, method of infanticide called partial-birth abortion