April 19, 2007

"Vague" Abortion Ban Could Have Broad Reach

Worse and worse the more I read:

... Testifying in the Nebraska challenge to the federal ban, Dr. Leroy Carhart (of the original Stenberg v. Carhart case) said that as the federal ban was written, "There are at least 21 different procedures that it covers." He added: "There are terms in this act that I do not understand... and that have many definitions." According to Omaha's NBC affiliate, Carhart said that the act could affect common abortions performed "as early as 12 weeks into the pregnancy." ...

In other news, GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani opposed the ban before he supported it. How's that for vague?

Posted by natasha at April 19, 2007 01:08 AM | Women | Technorati links |