On Tuesday, a federal appeals court is expected to consider an appeal of a federal court order compelling the release of medical records involving partial-birth abortions
Understand what the ban on partial-birth abortions
As I have written over and over again in the last eight years, the recently passed Congressional Legislation conditionally banning partial-birth abortions
is another morally flawed effort that will wind up saving no innocent lives.
There are at least 2,300 partial-birth abortions
performed each year in the United States, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which is affiliated with Planned Parenthood.
Wade equals partial-birth abortions
and Al Gore agrees," said Joseph Graham, Ph.
I want to express to you how disappointed I am that the Supreme Court this morning by a narrow margin overturned the people of Nebraska's decision to ban partial-birth abortions
However, in asserting that most partial-birth abortions
are performed only when either the mother or the baby had a grave disorder, pro-abortion groups were clearly attempting to undercut support for the bill among the sizeable group of lawmakers and citizens who support abortion only in "hard" cases.
Following the House vote, the White House released a statement in which the President said, "I applaud the House for passing legislation banning partial-birth abortions
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.
A 2003 ban on partial-birth abortions
, supported by President Bush, never went into effect since a Supreme Court ruling says that all abortion laws must contain provisions to "protect a women's health.
But Ron Fitzsimmons, then Executive Director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, admitted in 1997 that partial-birth abortions
are 'primarily done on healthy women and healthy fetuses.
Wade decision, even to the point of accepting third-trimester abortions and partial-birth abortions