FRC Praises Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
April 18, 2007
Washington D.C.- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement welcoming the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-birth Abortion Ban.
“This is a victory for a commonsense measure that is overwhelmingly favored by over 70 percent of the American people who increasingly support protections for unborn children. This brings the nation’s abortion policy one step closer to the views of the American people. Americans are against unlimited abortion and the partial-abortion ban is the first meaningful limitation on abortion in over thirty years.
“We applaud the Court for recognizing the legitimate interest that Congress has ‘in ensuring so grave a choice is well informed.’ The Court rejected the idea that a group of partial-birth abortion doctors should hold veto power over the abortion policy of the entire country. The Majority is to be commended for respecting the intent of Congress who represent the American people. This is a violent and inhumane act that is never medically necessary according to the American Medical Association.
“I want to thank President Bush, Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), and former Senator Rick Santorum for all their hard work over the years to pass this legislation.”
They’re the proverbial topics you’re told never to speak of at the dinner table, yet the pervasiveness of both ensures that they can’t help but intersect. I’m speaking, of course, about religion and politics.
To further this often forbidden conversation, The Pew Forum on Religion and Public life has launched a new microsite devoted to the 2008 presidential candidates and their views on religious issues. Right now, there are only three Democrats and three Republicans represented, but the site states that there’s more on the way. You can peruse a candidate’s “religious biography,” and find out what they’ve said on issues like abortion, church and state, faith-based initiatives, stem cell research, gay marriage, and more. The site also links to worthy news articles related to a candidate’s religious stance.
Every Thursday Family Research Council hosts a Bloggers’ Briefing conference call that gives bloggers the opportunity to communicate directly with politicians, policy makers, religious leaders, and others who set the agenda within our nation’s Capital. Tomorrow at 12:00 PMEST (9:00 AMPST / 10:00 AMMST / 11:00 AMCST) we’ll be talking with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) about the embryonic stem cell bill currently being debated in the Senate.
If you’re a conservative and would like to join us please send me an email at jpc[@]frc.org. Because the issue is so important we’ll also be opening up the call to non-bloggers so please pass this invite along to anyone you think might be interested.
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