Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Update on Court Decision and Local Media Interest

Two items here: the first is the press release from Nebraska Right to Life applauding the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today which upheld the federal partial birth abortion ban. And the second is a quick follow-up to the earlier post about local media interest.

1) "We are thankful that the highest Court in the land finally sees partial birth abortion for what it is...infanticide," said Julie Schmit-Albin, NRL Executive Director. "The Court has ruled that the abortion industry does not have carte blanche to continue to push the envelope with new ways of killing unborn children. It is our hope that someday protection for the right to life of all unborn babies will be restored."

"It was the greediness of the abortion industry that brought us partial birth abortion; a relatively new procedure revealed in the early 90's at a National Abortion Federation seminar." said Schmit-Albin. "It was only right that the Supreme Court weighed in on an act that wasn't even on the radar in 1973 when the Roe v. Wade decision came down."

She noted that new Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito voted with the majority decision.

"We are thankful that Congress passed another federal ban after Nebraska's ban was struck down in 2000 and we are very grateful for the efforts of the pro-life movement in electing President Bush who nominated Justices Roberts and Alito and for the Senate confirmation of those justices." Schmit-Albin said.

"This ruling provides a huge shot in the arm to many in the pro-life movement who have been laboring since Roe v. Wade came down. It is a testament to the tenacity of America's pro-life movement and will restore hope to the majority of young Americans who reject abortion." she said.

2) The WOWT reporter just called and told Claire there would also be a part of the story on the 5 o'clock newscast. And while they were talking, Omaha's Fox affiliate (KPTM Channel 10/42) called and asked for an interview also. They'll be here at 3.

The local Fox newscast is at 10 and here is their web page. The same encouragements regarding contact is in order.