Thursday, April 19, 2007

Hostility towards Women

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision has upheld the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban" even though it totally disregards the health of the woman (Gonzales v Carhart 550 US ____ 2007, According to Justice Kennedy (who wrote the majority opinion): " The government may use its voice and its regulatory authority to show its respect for the life within the woman." Unfortunately, this life withing the woman seems to trump the woman herself--the actual citizen.
Justice Ginsburg in her minority opinion states that this decision shows "hostility" towards the right of abortion, I would go further and say that this decision shows the majority's hostility towards women as full citizens.

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