A Victory for Life

Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on partial-birth abortion. This barbaric procedure is used to kill babies who are only minutes away from live birth. The court's decision is a major blow to the Culture of Death, and the media was quick to portray it as such:

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative majority handed anti-abortion forces a major victory Wednesday in a decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure and set the stage for further restrictions.

Let's dissect this paragraph:

  1. The 5-4 majority in this case included Anthony Kennedy, who is rarely called "conservative."
  2. The term "anti-abortion forces" is used to characterize "pro-life" people in a negative way. "Pro-choice" people are never called "anti-life" by the press.
  3. Partial-birth abortion is "controversial" mainly to those who don't know what it is.
  4. The Court didn't "ban" PBE. Unlike in Roe v Wade, where the court overruled elected legislatures, this case upholds democracy in allowing Congress to follow the popular will.

However you describe it, this is a victory for life. Children who would have died in agony will now live to draw their first breath.

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