PARTIAL BIRTH Abortion BAN
Will it Survive
the Liberal Federal Courts?
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Partial
Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (PBABA) by a vote of 282-139.
Differences between the House and Senate version must now be
worked out in conference committee.
- Pro-abort activists fear PBABA could be "the beginning
of the end" for Roe v. Wade
- "To protect women and doctors" the ACLU & others
plan to challenge the law (see http://www.aclu.org/ReproductiveRights/ReproductiveRights.cfm?ID=12816&c=143
- The ACLU contends PBABA is no different from the Nebraska
ban struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in STENBERG v. CARHART
three years ago. That law was ruled too broad, too restrictive,
and lacked a health exception.
- Similar bans have been enacted in 31 states, but only ten
have survived the courts.
- According to the Guttmacher Institute, partial birth abortions
have tripled in the past four years
- The Senate version has an amendment by Senator TomHarkin
(D-IA) supporting Roe v. Wade as "an appropriate
decision [that] secures an important constitutional right; andshould
not be overturned." This language must be expunged in the
President Bush is eager to sign this bill. But
only prevailing prayer will shepherd it safely through
the courts. Prevailing prayer, too, will break the back
of the Democrat efforts to block confirmation of judges who,
by God's grace, will one day reverse Roe v. Wade
Together, Let Us Prevail in
· Lord, THANK YOU for the passage
of PBABA. Now Lord, PURIFY the bill in conference & PROTECT
it from wicked judges (Ex 18:21-22a; Dt 32:17; Is 33:22).
. Grant PBABA to become WHAT THE PRO-ABORTS FEAR: the "beginning
of the end for Roe v. Wade" (Job 3:25; Lk 1:65; Acts 2:43;
19:17; Pr 28:1).
· Grant a WHOLESALE CLEANSING
of our Federal Courts. PROMOTE Judges & Supreme Court Justices
who will judge righteously & PROTECT the innocent as You
have commanded! In Jesus' Name, AMEN (Ex 23:7; 2 Ki 24:3; 24:4;
Lev 19:15; Dt 1:16-20; Pr 17:15).
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