McHenry Responds to Supreme Courtâs Ruling, Upholding Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Congressman McHenry issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Courtâs ruling today, which upholds the law banning partial birth abortions nationwide.
"The Supreme Courtâs ruling today reflects the compassionate belief that life must be treasured and protected at all costs," said Congressman McHenry. "Partial birth abortion stands as the most abhorrent and gruesome act perpetrated against the most vulnerable among us â" and its cruelty has no place in civilized society."
"Going forward, Americans must come together to defeat the scourge of abortion. It is our responsibility to uphold the basic sanctity of life granted to us by our Maker," McHenry added.
The 5-4 Supreme Court ruling stated the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate the Constitution.
Federal judges in California, Nebraska and New York previously ruled the law was unconstitutional, and three appellate courts agreed. The Supreme Court accepted appeals from California and Nebraska, setting up today's ruling.