PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MAY DETERMINE FUTURE STATUS OF ROE V WADE
Released on: March 10, 2008, 7:31 am
Press Release Author: Arbor Books
Press Release Summary: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MAY DETERMINE FUTURE STATUS OF ROE V. WADE
Press Release Body: (SARASOTA, FL)-According to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, a Republican win in the 2008 presidential election could result in the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Dr. Kenneth C. Edelin, author of the new book Broken Justice, says, "A decision to overturn Roe would undermine a core-principle that women's health must remain the top priority and instead allow politics and religious beliefs to override legal precedent and medical expertise."
As the country nears the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, pro-choice activists are more determined than ever to make certain that women are not forced to consider more dangerous and life-threatening means of terminating pregnancies.
With George Bush's packing of the Supreme Court with conservative justices Roberts and Alito, the future of women's control over their own bodies may be in jeopardy. The 5 - 4 decision to uphold the ban was split along radical conservative and progressive lines.
Dr. Edelin opposes the Federal Abortion Ban for many reasons: It should be up to a woman to make decisions regarding her pregnancy and medical care, not politicians. The ban fails to safeguard women because it does not contain an exception to protect their health. It bans abortions that are safe and effective, and will force women to resort to more dangerous procedures. It violates the 14th Amendment which grants equal protection for all U.S. citizens; Ultimately it is part of a grand plan to make all abortions illegal in America.
"The Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 carefully balanced the rights of women to make important reproductive decisions with the state's interest in potential life," says Dr. Edelin. "But now, more than thirty years later, that right continues to be under attack."
He adds, "Roe has protected the health and lives of women in the United States. Prior to the decision, more than one million women each year were forced to resort to illegal abortions, putting their lives at risk."
Dr. Edelin is emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University and the former chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine. He was also chair of the board at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. He has been a practicing physician for nearly forty years. For more information on Broken Justice, please visit www.brokenjustice.com.
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