Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is on his way out. In his wake, he leaves the women’s lives affected by the Federal Abortion Ban cases he brought to the U.S. Supreme Court and ultimately won.
Physicians are full of questions about how the Supreme Court's ruling will affect them and their patients. This decision endangers women's health and makes it harder for physicians to provide the best possible care to women.
Women around the world wonder: does the United States care about them at all? Last week's Supreme Court ruling sends a chill far beyond U.S. borders, even if it only bans a fraction of all U.S. abortion procedures. By saying so clearly that American women's health and lives are not a priority, the Supreme Court sends a message to the rest of the world that America does not value its women. What, then, could the message be for the rest of the world's women?
The Supreme Court has effectively unfurled the judicial equivalent of a banner reading "Bring it on, Roe haters!" by upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003; we can expect even more state-level restrictions in the months and years to come. Meanwhile, Nicaragua women are suffering from that country's total abortion ban—36 women have died from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes so far in 2007.
Who's your daddy? Apparently, Justices Alito, Roberts, Thomas, Scalia and Kennedy are.