Family Foundation Statement On Today's Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hearing On Virginia's Partial Birth Infanticide LawOct 28, 2008
STATEMENT BY VICTORIA COBB, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY FOUNDATION, CONCERNING THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT'S REVIEW OF VIRGINIA'S PARTIAL BIRTH INFANTICIDE LAW
Virginia's ban on partial-birth infanticide is substantially similar to a law already upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. This case deserved a full hearing and review by more than three judges. It is unfortunate that our federal judiciary has judges who continue to ignore the plain language of the law in favor of a political agenda, but our strong belief remains that this law is completely constitutional and will be upheld.
Anyone in the courtroom this morning heard the ridiculous equivocation by the abortion industry over whether the words of the Virginia statute are identical to the words of the federal law and, incredibly, how far out of the womb a fully formed child has to be before it can be killed. Over 90 percent of Americans are opposed to abortion at this late stage and would be shocked that a conversation over this barbaric procedure is taking place in an American courtroom.
Virginians are well-aware of the barbarity of this procedure and they support the ban in overwhelming numbers. They also understand the role judges have played in allowing it to continue. For many voters, the issue of judges will determine their decision on election day.