The Supreme Court just upheld the partial birth abortion ban, and said that it should be upheld even in cases where the mother’s health is endangered – ie. there is no exception protecting a woman’s health. The ruling also states that no challenge to the court should have been allowed in the first place, and that the only challenges that should be possible are ones for individual exceptions, based on individual harm (think if you need the procedure in order to save your life you’re going to get a hearing in time? Don’t make me laugh.) The Supremes are making sure that women will die, and trying to make sure there can never be another challenge to the law as a whole.
Now the point I want to hammer home here is what the title said – the enemy of your enemy is not your friend, it’s just someone you have something in common with. If you believe in the right to choose, the following people are not your allies, because they voted for this ban:
Bayh, Byrd, Carper, Conrad, Dorgan, Johnson (SD), Leahy, Lincoln, Ben Nelson, and Reid.
Notice that last name, Reid? As in Harry Reid?
He’s also the guy who couldn’t be bothered to whip either the Alito or Roberts hearings, and since the Supreme Court struck down a partial birth ban in the past, we know that made a difference.
Oh, and remember how national NARAL didn’t bother to really fight the Alito fight either?
No one who believes in the right of women to choose (or at least, to have abortions when not having one would damage their health) should give one red cent to NARAL, nor should they think that men like Reid are their friends – they aren’t.
And every Senator who voted for that bill; every Senator who voted to confirm Alito, all the executives of national NARAL, have the blood of all the women who will die due to the loss of the medical exception.
Politics matters. People live or die as a result of the decisions made.
A lot of women are going to die as a result of this.
And every time one of them does I will remember those who caused their deaths, Reid, the other Senators, and worst of all NARAL, who like to pretend they fight for abortion rights, but who, in fact, have become more concerned with appearing “reasonable” and getting along with Senators than they are with protecting a woman’s right to choose.