One year ago this week, according to Bench Memos, the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Carhart rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Act of 2003.
Remember the pro-aborts were screaming their heads off that the government had to include a “health of the mother” provision that would have essentially invalidated the entire law by including mental health and economic health under the umbrella term.
Anyone remember the talking heads on cable news painting pictures of women who desperately needed a partial birth abortion or they would die or at least risk severe bodily harm to themselves. They accused Republicans of stacking the court with justices who didn’t care about the needs of women. Salon.com called the ruling “a stunning assault on women’s health and the expertise of doctors who care for them.”
The Court tried to play it down the middle a little. They said that because they were confronting “documented medical disagreement whether the Act’s prohibition on partial-birth abortion would ever impose significant health risks on women,” the five-justice majority ruled that such disagreement about health risks in particular circumstances (thankfully) did not warrant invalidating the act in its entirety. But the Court invited practitioners of partial-birth abortion and their allies to bring court challenges that would carve out from the Act’s scope any circumstances in which partial-birth abortion might be shown to be necessary to preserve the mother’s health.
Guess what? We’re one year later this week and guess how many “health of the mother” cases have been brought before the court? That’s right. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Not a one.
So at this point do they admit they were lying? Will the media pick up on this story? Yeah. I doubt it too.
But it shows once again that they are quite willing to make up “facts” at will in order to keep the billion dollar abortion industry alive and well (unlike their victims).
Their willingness to lie is a harbinger of things to come should John McCain get in office and attempt to appoint a pro-life justice. This will be a fight of the century folks because the lies are only going to get bigger.