Gonzales v. Carhart - Analysis

Date: Apr 23, 2007 Length: 28:08
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 * "Find... Less Shocking Methods": The justices of the 5-to-4 majority, all of whom were appointed by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, or George W. Bush, namely, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, rendered a ruling that has no moral component whatsoever and is merely regulatory. On page 30 at Section IV (A), these men optimistically suggest that, "The medical profession, furthermore, may find different and less shocking methods to abort the fetus in the second trimester, thereby accommodating legislative demand."
 * Section III (C) (1): regarding the late-term abortion procedure called dilation and extraction, which this ruling repeatedly upholds as remaining legal, states that "D&E will often involve a physician pulling a ‘substantial portion' of a still living fetus, say, an arm or leg, into the vagina prior to the death of the fetus." Then for the purpose of this current opinion, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito ruled that, "the removal of a small portion [such as ‘of a still living fetus, say, an arm or leg,' first pulled outside of the mother, as far as up to the navel] of the fetus is not prohibited."
 * "Find... Less Shocking Methods": The justices of the 5-to-4 majority, all of whom were appointed by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, or George W. Bush, namely, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, rendered a ruling that has no moral component whatsoever and is merely regulatory. On page 30 at Section IV (A), these men optimistically suggest that, "The medical profession, furthermore, may find different and less shocking methods to abort the fetus in the second trimester, thereby accommodating legislative demand."
 * Section III (C) (1): regarding the late-term abortion procedure called dilation and extraction, which this ruling repeatedly upholds as remaining legal, states that "D&E will often involve a physician pulling a ‘substantial portion' of a still living fetus, say, an arm or leg, into the vagina prior to the death of the fetus." Then for the purpose of this current opinion, Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito ruled that, "the removal of a small portion [such as ‘of a still living fetus, say, an arm or leg,' first pulled outside of the mother, as far as up to the navel] of the fetus is not prohibited."
 * At The Request Of: Bob Enyart produced an analysis of the entire 40-page Gonzales v. Carhart ruling at the request of Colorado Right To Life. The analysis will be uploaded to the CRTL website by Wed., April 25.
Today's Resource: Just some advice: If you can be in Denver this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., come to the old Supreme Court chambers in the Capitol for Forty Years in the Wilderness, and if you can be here 7:00 p.m. that night, then call Colorado Right To Life, 303 753-9394, to reserve a seat at Maggiano's Little Italy for the $100-per-plate fundraiser (with Alan Keyes, Brian Rorhbough, Flip Benham, Judie Brown, and Bob Enyart)! If you can't be here, you may want to call BEL to order Focus on the Strategy or to pre-order a copy of the upcoming Focus on the Strategy II DVD!
Forty Years in the Wilderness (more info)
 
* April 25th in the Capitol: Marking the 40th anniversary of Colorado passing the nation's first pro-abortion law (which has since become the model for most "pro-life" legislation, i.e., abortion for the "hard cases"), Colorado Right to Life will hold an historic event in the old Supreme Court chambers room. The keynote speaker will be Alan Keyes, former U.N. Ambassador and candidate for the Republican nomination for President. Other speakers include Operation Save America's director, the Rev. Flip Benham, and Bob Enyart. A panel discussion to identify the most effective strategy to stop the killing will include Keyes, Benham, Enyart and the president of Colorado Right to Life, Brian Rohrbough!
 * April 25th at Maggiano's 7:00 pm: CRTL invites you to a $100-a-plate fundraiser with Alan Keyes, et. al., at Maggiano's Little Italy downtown Denver! Judie Brown will speak! Make your reservations by calling CRTL at 303-753-9394.