Friday, April 20, 2007

Supreme Court restricts abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court has released a decision which upholds a federal statute prohibiting what is called "partial birth abortions." The case, Gonzales v. Carhart states that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 can stand, despite having relied on moral grounds, rather than factual findings of the district courts. The lack of an exception for the health of the woman is not an unconstitutional burden on the woman. For other information see our page on Abortion.