Score One for the Good Guys!

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today voted to uphold the 2003 ban on partial-birth abortions. Predictably, in her dissenting opinion Ruth Bader Ginsburg whined that “the ruling ‘refuses to take … seriously’ previous Supreme Court decisions on abortion.” Well…yeah, that’s kinda the point.

Predictably, the frontrunners of the ‘08 Republican field
have embraced the ruling, while all three leading Democrats promptly took the Nazi position on the issue (by the way, Barbara Boxer’s reaction was even more extreme; too bad she’s not running for President!).

Today was a great day—a great day for America, for human rights, and even for President Bush (both of his appointees delivered today). But this battle isn’t over by a long shot. It won’t be over
until the rest of our countrymen remember that “unalienable” really does mean “unalienable,” and every human life, from the moment of conception onward, is recognized & protected by US law.
(Oh, by the way: if you wanna see a general abortion debate that’s just taken a turn for the stupid, click here.)

UPDATE: Though I still think pro-lifers are right to celebrate today, Ross over at Sullivan’s blog has a
somewhat-more sober reaction that’s worth reading.

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