Partial-birth abortion less safe

July 11, 2005 09:00 AM

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Nebraska's partial birth abortion law is unconstitutional. The mind-boggling aspect of the report, however, is the U.S. Department of Justice's reaction. In defending the bill, the DOJ made the following argument regarding the procedure, saying the law banned "one particular method of abortion that Congress, after nine years of hearings, found to be gruesome, inhumane, never necessary to preserve the health of women, and less safe than other readily available abortion methods."

Now wait a minute! First of all, fellas, such a "procedure" is never necessary to preserve the mother's life or health! But the kicker in that statement is the argument that partial birth abortion isn't as safe as other methods! Not safe for whom? The baby dies! Is the best argument we've got that there are safer ways to kill babies?

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