Virginia Strikes Down Partial Birth Abortion Ban
You know I am not a member of the religious right. I was raised Christian and my most vivid experiences with religion are in the rural Virginia community of my grandparents at vacation bible school and Sunday School. What I remember most is not bible verses are endless Gospel Songs, but what is most vivid in my mind about this rural Virginia Community and religious experience is that people were just good to each other, they were good to me and they taught me to be kind. My Grandparents had the type of house that I could consider a lighthouse, anyone in pain or in trouble could count on my grandparents and their children to be the helping hand. Likewise in Georgia our house has become the house that people “strangers” come to when they are in trouble, when they need food, when they are evicted, when they need money, when they need to use the phone, and one night when a man was mugged on the street next to mine a man said he knocked on over ten doors for help until he reached our house and we opened this door. As I said at this point in my life I am not particulalry religious, I am not a loyal church goer and may never become one but from my early experiences with goodness I have come to the conclusion that there is a circular nature of right and wrong and my moral code is basically what goes around comes around, if people are mean to you be good to them because it will all comes back to you. This is why I am against abortion, because literally for me it does not feel right, it feels evil. In order to ascertain if my feelings are shared by persons of different backgrounds I have had the “abortion” discussion with people of different backgrounds. I have spoken with muslims and hindus who believethe practice is horrible. The muslim woman I spoke to was especially vehement that Allah was against abortion. After speaking with a couple of folks I realized that my abhorrence to abortion was legitimate and probably is anti to most world religions in the world with the exception of a satanic cult.
Virginia has stroke down the ban on partial birth abortion. According to this Washington Post blog. Virginia has deified a Supreme Court decision banning late term abortion, which upheld the following and stated the following:
“Under this law, “Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.” The law was enacted in 2003, and in 2007 its constitutionality was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart.
The federal law defines partial birth abortion as the following:
“An abortion in which the person performing the abortion, deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus; and performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus. (18 U.S. Code 1531)”
The Washington Post has a past article that defines partial birth abortion as the following:
“It involves partly delivering the fetus and then crushing the skull to make removal easier. It is this procedure that Congress made a crime. Opponents say it is a form of infanticide, because the fetus could be viable at the time. It made doctors who perform such surgery subject to up to two years in prison.”
While the states may not prosecute a physician for performing a partial birth abortion. It is my assumption that if a physician performs this procedure they may not go to state prison but they will go to Federal prison because it is against Federal Law.
The presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife have raised funds and even sent out an “abortion letter” highlights of the letter discussing a procedure that makes up less than ten percent of overall abortions were that women need to have the right to partial birth abortion because, denying them such a right affirms societies right to pay women less, beat women and give them substandard all around the world. You know Catholics are against ll forms of abortion but their good works all around the world are legendary. Barack Obama in this run for president does not even support Universal Health Care for all women, does not support lowering the gas tax for families and women so they can support themselves and their families. At this point in the fame it has not become clear what the motives are for supporting partial birth abortion so ardently, is it because it’s 1. a procedure Barack Obama has paid for in the past or 2) A procedure that Michelle Obama hs had in the past and needs to keep legal to assuage her guilt and the 10% of the 90% of individuals (abortion ladies as Anne Coulter calls them) that have participated in the procedure or 3) Is it a political tactic to show how loyal they are to what Anne Coulter calls the Church of Liberalism. I have no idea why Obama supports these people or this cause but the Virginia defieance of the Supreme Court Decision and Federal Law lets me know that a snowball will live in flames before I ever vote for Barack Obama and if things continue as they are Hillary either.
Finally in my disgust let me tell you what really goes through my mind about liberals. I think the price of gas is do high because the liberals are plotting to save the environment and want to reduce emissions so they have jacked the price up so hat only folks with shiny new low emissions cars can drive for leisure. I watched moveon accuse George Bush of blowing up the world trade center. However, Barack Obama is open friends with liberals who have admitted to plotting to blowing up buildings. In essence I believe that the liberals could have engineered this whole horrible economic catastrophe we are going through so they can get elected.