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Saturday, September 30, 2006
Recent History of Abortion
Recently, some reader(s) have made comments regarding the Republicans not being tough on abortion. I did a Google search and found this. It is a straight copy and paste job...and all the links within the text are the same links you would find if you go to the website of origin.
On November 5, 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the first-ever federal ban on abortion, despite a June 2000 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found similar bans to be unconstitutional. To learn more about the 2000 case, see Stenberg v. Carhart.

See the In the Courts section for details on our current challenge to the Federal Abortion Ban. Read the full text of the bill - Bill Number: HR760.

Efforts to Pass a Federal Abortion Ban

  • 1995-1996 - The U.S. Congress passed the first nationwide ban on abortion, which was vetoed by President Clinton. Although abortion foes were able to override the President's veto in the House, Senators sustained the President's action and prevented the act from becoming law.
  • 1997 - Congress passed a slightly amended version of the law, which was again immediately vetoed by President Clinton.
  • 1998 - The House once again overrode the President's veto and the Senate sustained the President's action.
  • 1999-2000 - The Senate and House passed the 1997 version. With the end of the Congressional session, the bill died.
  • June 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Nebraska abortion ban, which had been modeled on the federal ban. The case was argued by the Center for Reproductive Rights.
  • 2001 - Neither the House nor the Senate introduced an abortion ban in the 2001 legislative session, though Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the Pro-Life Caucus in Congress, said that a federal ban was a top priority for him.
  • 2002 - A new abortion ban that fails to remedy the flaws in the law found unconstitutional in Carhart was passed in the House of Representatives.
  • 2003 - Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed the first federal law banning abortions as early as 12 to 15 weeks in pregnancy. The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately challenged the bill in the same federal court and before the same judge who heard the Center's earlier suit against the Nebraska law. Judge Richard Kopf immediately blocked enforcement of the federal law in order to protect doctors’ rights and women’s health while the case proceeds.
  • 2003 - 2004 – The Center for Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood of America challenge the Federal Abortion Ban in three separate cases. The law is declared unconstitutional in all trial and appellate courts.
  • 2006 – The Supreme Court agrees to review the Center for Reproductive Rights case, Gonzales v. Carhart
It looks like Republican's are trying to make abortion illegal to me. You judge for yourself.
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3 Comments:
Blogger Democrat said...
Ok, so Clinton veto's it, they have the power to override the veto, but don't.

The rest is all play --- trust me, abortion will never be illegal --- I wish it was, but it never will be.

I'm a Pro-Life Liberal, ain't that something?

Democrat

Blogger Media Tycoon said...
i admit that i am very surprised you are pro-life. however, Republicans can't do much about the fact that they didn't have enough votes to over ride the veto in the senate.

even when they passed a bill against partial birth abortion, they have met a lot of resistence in the court. the Supreme Court will now hear that case (they may have already heard the case, but they have yet to make their decision). it will be interesting to see what happens.

Blogger Democrat said...
The republicans controlled the senate; they didn't have enough votes because many republicans voted against it. They use this abortion bit to rally their base; 'tis all.

The resistance they meant was from far left idiots. I don't like the idea of telling a woman what she can and cannot do with her body, but I cannot and will not support abortion. Any woman who gets an abortion should be ashamed of herself. When they look in the mirror they should feel ashamed --- I hope they do. Of course, in cases of rape/incest/mothers life at risk, I support abortion, but only in those cases.

Also, Clinton vetoed the bill because republicans wanted no abortions even in the situations I just mentioned... :-)

Democrat

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