April 18, 2007

Boy, not filibustering Alito sure worked out well, huh?

Too busy for a real post. I'm just dropping by to share the bad news.

The Supreme Court narrowly upheld a federal law today banning a controversial abortion procedure, giving the anti-abortion movement one of its biggest legal victories in years.

The justices ruled, 5 to 4, that a law passed by Congress in 2003 and signed by President Bush does not violate the Constitution by imposing an undue burden on a woman’s right to end a pregnancy. The majority said its ruling reflects the government’s “legitimate, substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life.”

Feministing has a nice assortment of links commenting on the general fuckeduptitude of this decision, why it's completely not a surprise at all given that Alito replaced Day O'Connor, and so on.

1 comment:

Noumena said...

Amp has another good commentary round up.