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U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in San Francisco ruled that the ban imposed an "undue burden on a woman's right to choose an abortion." Her decision marks the first time a federal judge has ruled on the constitutionality of the ban since it was signed by President Bush in 2003. story.news.yahoo.com.../usatoday/20040602/ts_usatoday/federaljudgeblockspartialbirthabortionban
“The issue of whether fetuses feel pain is unsettled in the scientific community,” she wrote. “However, it appears to be irrelevant to the question of whether [partial-birth abortion] should be banned, because it is undisputed that if a fetus feels pain, the amount is no less and in fact might be greater in [dismemberment abortion] than with the [partial-birth] method.”
However, U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, a Clinton appointee, dismissed the lawsuit against the Byron Union School District, arguing the Muslim unit does not promote religion, and therefore does not violate the First Amendment's clause against religious establishment.
The controversial role-playing course requires kids to recite Muslim prayers and verses of the Quran in class. Students also are required to give up things like watching television or eating candy for a day to simulate Islamic fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
"From the beginning, you and your classmates will become Muslims," the Student Guide portion of the Islam module instructs seventh-graders as an introduction to the material. www.freerepublic.com...
"The Senate's passage today of the deceptively named 'partial birth abortion ban' should be a call to action for women's rights supporters everywhere," said National Organization for Women (NOW) President Kim Gandy. "Proponents of this legislation know that the bill's provisions are unconstitutional, based on the Supreme Court's decision in Stenberg v. Carhart. Behind the rhetoric, this bill is really an abortion procedures ban. It's a political game and an attempt to send us back to pre-Roe days when countless women died from illegal abortions."
"You won't find the term 'partial birth abortion' in any medical dictionary—instead try looking for it in the ultraconservative rhetoric manual," Gandy said. "Contrary to what opponents of abortion rights would have you believe, this bill is not about a specific late-term procedure. This bill, like each of its predecessors, is purposely worded so vaguely that it could criminalize even some of the safest and most common abortion procedures after twelve weeks and well before fetal viability."
Don't get caught up in the rhetoric of invented atrocities.
Originally posted by Hoppinmad1
What I am against is the murder of unborn children and those who support it in any fashion. Blah Blah a womans right to chose my ahole. Excuse for murder plain and simple. If 2 people sign that petition from this post I will be happy. If I convince one person partial birth and abortion in general is wrong I am happy. They slice open a babies skull with scissors and then suck their brains out with a vacumn. Womans right to choose my a$$.