By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 05, 2003
A very small but very important step was taken yesterday. Congress passed HR 760, banning partial birth abortion.
The legislation is modest in that it would stop relatively few abortions, said Ken Connor, president of the anti-abortion Family Research Council. But "it is monumental in that it represents the first real restriction on any form of abortion enacted into law in 30 years." Connor said it would add to the momentum toward overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established abortion rights. NARAL Pro-Choice America president Kate Michelman said, "President Bush and anti-choice leaders in the Congress have crossed the Rubicon towards rolling back Roe."
I don't say this often, Ms. Michelman, but I hope you're right.
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