A federal judge Tuesday declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, saying the measure infringes on a woman’s right to choose. The ruling applies to Planned Parenthood clinics and their doctors, who perform roughly half the nation’s abortions.
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling came in one of three lawsuits challenging the legislation President Bush signed last year. ‘The act poses an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose an abortion,’ she wrote.
This is barbaric. Why not take it a step further and offer constitutional protection to people who smother infants in their cribs? Or bash newborns’ heads against trees? Maybe we should revive the ancient Roman custom of abandoning unwanted children in the city square.
God help us.