DEL. BOB MARSHALL BLASTS FEDERAL APPEALS COURT FOR ABORTION RULING
Following is further evidence that there are nit wits in charge at all levels. Bob Marshall is one of the very few who believes in something and stands for what he believes.
FOR RELEASE: On Receipt May 20, 2008
'Strongly' Urges Virginia Attorney General McDonnell to Carry Case to U.S. Supreme Court
Del. Bob Marshall (R., Manassas) today scored the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for its decision overturning Virginia's partial-birth abortion law, charging that the ruling "is a corruption of law, and the procedure is the destruction of medicine."
"I strongly urge the Attorney General [Bob] McDonnell to appeal this grotesque decision, and I hope that the members of the U.S. Supreme Court will first of all read my statute," Marshall, who authored the law passed by the Virginia General Assembly to prevent the killing of human children in the process of birth, said.
"I fully hope that infanticide will not become the law of the land by judicial decree."
Marshall, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, said, "The bottom line is that Congress has complete authority over 14th Amendment definitions of persons and citizens. Thomas Jefferson wrote, 'All men are created [not born] equal,' and the first right in our Declaration of Independence is the right of life.
"We can no longer accept soothing words from politicians who say they will appoint pro-life judges when they clearly have not done so since 1973. Abortion up to birth is currently justified by judges ratified by the United States Senate.
"Members of Congress have to take responsibility. Any politicians who says he will appoint pro-life judges is simply telling us that he does not want to deal with the question of the definition of life. Congress can define all the terms of the 14th Amendment, including 'persons' and 'citizens' to include unborn children."
The Associated Press reported that the federal appeals court, by a 2-1 decision, found that Virginia's ban on late-term abortion is unconstitutional even though it is similar to a federal law approved by the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal law protects doctors who set out to perform a legal abortion that by accident becomes the banned procedure, AP reported. The Virginia law, the court said, contains no such protection
Marshall, however, noted that the Virginia statute he wrote contains this language: "Any person who knowingly performs partial birth infanticide and thereby kills a human infant is guilty of a Class 4 felony.. For the purposes of this section, 'partial birth infanticide' means any deliberate act that is intended to kill a human infant who has been born alive, but who has not been complete extracted or expelled from its mother, and that does kill such infant, regardless of whether death occurs before or after extraction or expulsion from its mother has been completed."
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