Graham Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Statement

By:  Lindsey Graham
Date: April 20, 2007
Location: Washington, DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the partial birth abortion ban.

"As a long-time opponent of partial birth abortion, I am very pleased with the Court's ruling. Today's decision was a hard-fought and long-overdue victory which reflects the will of the American people.

"While Americans may be divided on abortion policy in the early stages of pregnancy, limiting abortion in the last months is overwhelmingly supported.

"I'm very pleased we can now stop a procedure that an overwhelming majority of Americans find repugnant and unacceptable. That is an abortion in the last days and months of a pregnancy when the unborn child is clearly viable."

"The Court's ruling is a step in the right direction when it comes to abortion policy in the United States. The partial birth abortion ban is now the law of the land and for that millions of Americans are thankful."