In a 5-4 ruling today, the United States supreme court upheld the partial birth abortion law passed by congress in 2003 and signed by President Bush. I say HOORAY!
This ruling may be the beginning of the end of the fateful Roe vs. Wade decision that made abortion a legal "right" that no state could change. The original ruling was flawed on many levels, but one of the most grievous is usurping the right of the states to determine these matters.
If by chance Roe vs. Wade is indeed overturned, here is a fact. It WILL NOT change most abortion laws in most of the states. All it will do is restore the right of the 50 individual states to determine what abortion laws should be. So, in a state such as California or New York, it will be more than likely the laws will be very liberal and abortion will be legal in those states. In Louisiana or Alabama, more than likely laws will be put in place to restrict abortion or outlaw it completely.
That is the way our founding fathers wanted it, like it or not. Those who feel strongly about abortion, one way or the other, would be on record if Roe vs. Wade is overturned. If those who feel strongly about having abortion legalized, then they can take the constitutional amendment route. Those who want abortion restricted or outright banned, they will have to put their money where their mouths are. All involved in the abortion debate have hidden around the courts, not taken a stand in the legislative process. That would change if Roe vs. Wade is overturned.
Let us hope that in fact, Roe vs. Wade is overturned eventually by the supreme court and constitutional government is restored. Hopefully today's supreme court decision will lead the court in that direction.