Supposing the life of the unborn to be one of the great remaining fights for justice in America, pat George W. Bush on the back for what he did in 2003.
Oh, and bless Rick Santorum, too. He was the chief Senate sponsor. And, bless Orrin Hatch. He was a key proponent. Bush simply signed it into law after both houses of Congress approved it.
The law banned what is known as partial-birth abortion. Read on, if you would know what "partial-birth abortion" is. For when you learn, you likely will agree such a thing, indeed, needed to be ended.
With the signing of this law, no longer would America allow a child to be pulled part way out of the womb, then, while the head was the only part of the baby's body not "born" (still in the womb), the head was pierced with scissors and the brain then sucked out.
Just bring the baby out part of the way? But, since the head is still in, that part is not born, so it should be legal to kill that part? Such logic.
The Supreme Court upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 with a ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart, April 18, 2007, which means next month will mark the fifth anniversary.