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Supreme Court Votes to Protect Babies from Painful Abortion

Contact: Sarah Rode, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 127


WASHINGTON, April 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauds the Supreme Court decision today to uphold the federal ban on partial-birth abortion.  The court has voted in favor of protecting the most vulnerable members of society from inhumane and extremely painful death.  This is a crucial step in protecting innocent children in the womb against all forms of killing, not just the most excruciating.


Wendy Wright, President of CWA, said, "In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court concurred with the majority of Americans that partial-birth abortions are gruesome, inhumane and never medically necessary.  This ban exposed an abortion procedure too grisly for most Americans to stomach, too inhumane to be done on even convicted terrorists, and yet was being committed against defenseless babies.  Abortion is deadly to the child and dangerous for the mother.


"Citing the Casey decision, the Court noted that the government has a 'legitimate substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life.'  It is the responsibility of the government to protect all citizens equally under the law.  Although America still allows the killing of innocent children for convenience, this decision will begin to restore the humanity of unborn children in the eyes of the law."


The Supreme Court's decision is available at www.cwfa.org.  


Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.