Sam Johnson Heralds Partial Birth Abortion SCOTUS Ruling

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Washington, April 18, 2007 | McCall Avery ((202) 225-4201) | comments
Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) praised the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States to affirm the partial birth abortion ban. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act outlawed the gruesome late-term abortion procedure. The law forbids an abortion, generally performed in the second or third trimester.
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Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) praised the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States to affirm the partial birth abortion ban.  The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act outlawed the gruesome late-term abortion procedure.  The law forbids an abortion, generally performed in the second or third trimester. 

 

In 2003, President George W. Bush signed the partial birth abortion ban into law.  This marked the first meaningful change of course on abortion in America since the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.   The challenges to the law prohibiting late-term abortions went all the way to the Supreme Court.

 

“I hoped and prayed that this day would come,” said Johnson, a strong supporter of ending abortion and an original co-sponsor of the initial legislation to end late-term abortions.  “This is a shining example as to how America values life.”

 

Today’s Supreme Court ruling marks a huge victory for conservatives and family activists who have fought for years to end this abhorrent procedure.  After capturing Congress in 1994, Republicans worked tirelessly to end late-term abortions, only to have then-President Clinton stifle their efforts.  Then President Clinton twice vetoed similar legislation.  Once elected into office, President George W. Bush signed the pro-life measure into law.  In addition, Bush appointed conservative judges to the Supreme Court, sparking today’s 5-4 ruling.

 

“Partial birth abortions in America will stop, thanks to the leadership of President George W. Bush,” concluded Johnson.

 

Johnson represents portions of Dallas and Collin Counties.

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