Hillary Clinton Touched On The Truth About Late-Term Abortions
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Oct 24, 2016,
Oct 24, 2016, 3:57
The outset of the third Presidential debate saw the candidates square off on the future of the Supreme Court, including how their judicial appointees would shape the country's laws on abortion.
When asked why she previously voted against banning partial-birth abortion, the Democrat nominee replied: "Because Roe vs Wade very clearly sets out that there can be regulations on abortion so long as the life and the health of the mother are taken into account, and when I voted as a senator I did not think that was the case". Both candidates seemed to agree with that premise.
In direct contrast, Clinton's response was clear, poignant, and all too real for the millions of women who have either had an abortion or know someone - a friend, sister, co-worker, cousin - who has.
These late-term abortions like the one Draper received-are rare.
Unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, unfortunately, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions.
In Gonzales v. Carhart, the Supreme Court decided that although D&X procedures could be prohibited under the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, banning the vastly different - and in fact, medically necessary - D&E procedure constituted an "undue burden" on the constitutional right to an abortion.
When she was a USA senator, Hillary Clinton voted against the partial-birth abortion ban.
Clinton neglected to mention, as she always does when discussing Citizens United v.
If a pregnancy is ended at 36 weeks it is because the fetus will not survive out of the womb.
Clinton also pushed the nomination of pro-abortion judge Merrick Garland: "I would hope that the Senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them". Presumably, Clinton disagrees. But instead of explaining why, she says the decision should be overturned because "it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system".
Clinton's platform is in accordance with the opinion of the Democratic Party. But that is not a constitutional argument.
Oh, and what about the personal decision to exercise our Second Amendment rights? That is what a democratically elected legislature is supposed to do. A Trump Supreme Court would nearly certainly reverse a recent 5-4 decision or find some other way to rule that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, harming millions of Americans. That includes 19 states that consider fetal viability and 22 that impose cut-offs at a certain number of weeks, most often around 22 weeks.
"I appreciate Hillary's position on abortion", LaMarca said, "she's shown she stands for women's rights and believes women should have control of their bodies". Republican presidents not only appointed five of the six justices who voted in favor of the original decision in Roe v. Wade, but they appointed the key justices who made sure the essential holding of Roe remained the law of the land: Sandra Day O'Connor (Ronald Reagan), David Souter (George H.W. Bush) and Anthony M. Kennedy (Reagan). An originalist approach rejects the idea that the Constitution is "a living document" in the sense that its meaning changes over time so that, for example, the 14th Amendment's guarantee of due process can stop states from banning abortion, even if that is not the way the provision was understood when it was approved.