As a surgeon, I really don’t want the courts telling me what kind of procedures that I perform. We already have the most regulated business in the world – medicine.
As far as a women’s right, it is exactly that, a women’s right. The Supreme Court with 8 men and 5 Catholics decided to uphold the federal ban on “partial birth” abortion. There is a lot of confusion and mis-information that surrounds this procedure. The bottom-line is a woman should have the right to decide what is best for her as long as the fetus in not viable. If the fetus is viable the woman should be able to choose between adoption and parenthood.
You should not be able to regulate what I do with my body. Sure there are some exceptions. Until anyone can come up with a definition of when human live begins, we should agree to disagree. The “pro-life” folks will have none of this. They want to impose their religious beliefs on everyone. They will not stop until there are no legal abortions performed anywhere.
The full Supreme Court decision is here.
Question – Are the Democrats ready for a knockdown drag out fight with the Republicans? This is a federal law. Congress can change the law but the president would have to sign the legislation. This will never happen. The next question is can Congress override a veto? I think that the answer is No. For now, the Democrats will have to work toward getting a more liberal Congress and a democratic President.