Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban

Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban

Judge Marsha BerzonSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated a woman’s constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. “Viability” of a fetus is generally considered to start at 24 weeks. Normal pregnancies run about 40 weeks.

Nine other states have enacted similar bans starting at 20 weeks or even earlier. Several of those bans had previously been placed on hold or struck down by other courts.

Judge Marsha Berzon, writing for the unanimous three-judge panel on the San Francisco-based court, said such bans before viability violate a long string of U.S. Supreme Court rulings starting with the seminal Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. SOURCE

Ladies and Gentlemen, the cretin pictured above is one of the most despicable persons it has been my displeasure to have ever seen. That is a thumbnail of Judge Marsha Berzon, and according to this SOURCE she is widely considered one of Bill Clinton’s most liberal judicial appointees.

I have a very special and personal message for Judge Marsha S. Berzon;

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I had made myself a promise to avoid politics today, and considering the normal avenue my political posting takes, I AM avoiding politics as usual, but when I saw this story and the headline, I knew I had no choice, I had to voice an opinion.

The judge wrote that “a woman has a constitutional right to choose to terminate her pregnancy before the fetus is viable.”

Fetus viability, there is a term that I had never used before today, and upon doing a bit of research I found out what it means in medical terms.

According to Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, viable of a fetus it means having reached such a stage of development as to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.
At 24 weeks the chance of a normal survivor is about 50%, and after this the odds are in favor of a normal survivor. Considering this data, intensive care should be an optional choice for fetuses at 23 and 24 weeks of gestation and should be offered to every fetus at 25 weeks or more. SOURCE

OK, I really DO understand that at less than 20 to 24 weeks of gestation there is a slim chance of survival for that child. I refuse to call it a *fetus*, it is, at least in my opinion, simply an unborn human.

I also understand that there are many who believe that the abortion of an unborn baby at less than 24 weeks gestation is not murder, they believe it is simply *a choice*, and wouldn’t be able to survive outside of the womb.

Here is where TexasFred makes NEW enemies; IT IS A CHILD, it is NOT a CHOICE and if the *mother* had any sense she would realize that she has just murdered a BABY! Abortion stops a beating heart!

My grandson Carson was born on Aug. 21, 2009. He was at 26.5 weeks of gestation and there were some that didn’t think he was going to make it.

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We were told that he would be blind, we were told that he would have a hole in his heart and that IF he did live he would have some very difficult times ahead in his life, such as it was going to be.

Well, Carson fooled them all.

Cooper and Carson

Today Carson is almost 4 years old, he is a big, very intelligent, beautiful, happy and healthy boy that will talk your ear off, and he makes sense doing it too! He’s into any and everything he thinks he can be and that big black dog is his partner in crime.

I have 3 grown children and 5 grand-kids, ALL of them are precious to our entire family and there is no way that any of us could ever support abortion on demand, abortion just because some irresponsible person doesn’t want to accept the incredible job of being a parent.

I am NOT stupid either, just so the Libtards that DO read here know; I am fully aware that there are instances where the life of the mother is a strong consideration, but I also know this, my daughter, the mother of 2 of my grand-kids, and my daughter-in-law would face whatever was thrown at them in order to bring a child into this world, even if it meant that they had to face death themselves to do so.

That is what GOOD mothers do.

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22 Responses to Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban

  1. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    My only observation:

    Leftists abort babies at a rapid rate, demanding it, screaming it, shrill, loud.

    I say: let them have it.

    Demography, you see.


    • TexasFred says:

      Fully disagreed on this one BZ…

      You said it yourself, YOU were a Liberal in your tender youth, not ALL Libbers stay that way and not all Libbers have Libber kids…

      No child deserves to be aborted simply because the mother is a disgusting Libtard BITCH… If anything that *mother* needs to be aborted, retroactively..

  2. Lisa Witzell Mallet says:

    While carrying this child, I did face life & death. Shortly before being placed in a medicinal coma, my doctors told me that they may need to deliver my baby. I was medicated & very confused, but still refused the delivery. As my illness progressed and I was “put under”, my doctors had to deliver Carson by emergency cesarean. My husband was told that this very tiny, but strong baby boy had a slim, but possible chance of survival. The doctors advised him to prepare to raise a deaf and blind child, if he survived.

    That little boy is pictured above, beautiful & strong. He is in perfect health, and incredibly intelligent. Our lives are better because he is alive. We could of made the CHOICE not utilize the medical technology that helped Carson win his fight. After all, the odds were stacked against all of us. And having a child with special needs would of been incredibly difficult. It was NEVER an option in our minds. From the moment we knew he existed, we loved him. Then we heard his heart beat at 11 weeks, saw his sweet little face at 20, and met him in person at 26.5 weeks. I will never understand the choice to terminate a a sweet little life.

    • TexasFred says:

      For anyone not knowing, Lisa Witzell Mallet is my youngest daughter and is Carson’s mom!

      Thank you Lisa, great comment, and I knew you would get it done too!

  3. Bluebonnet Sue says:

    Lisa, Thank you for sharing that with us. You have been blessed with a wonderful son by your decision and I’m sure God will continue to bless you, him and the rest of your family for having made it.

  4. BobF says:

    Nine lawyers in black robes said abortion was a Constitutional Right, even though there isn’t the slightest reference anywhere in the Constitution and now lawyers in black robes want to carry it even further.

    Fourteen years ago, very close friends of mine had a premature son. The child was so premature, the doctors wanted her to abort it but she refused and out came Andrew way too soon. Today he’s a healthy 14 year old who likes trucks, guns, camping, church, and getting into mischief

  5. LD Jackson says:

    Bravo, Fred. You don’t know how much I appreciate you sharing this with us. I shared it on my Facebook wall. What I wouldn’t give to meet Carson and his big black dog and partner in crime. (Is that a Great Dane?) I have a feeling we would right along with each other.

    I am sure you are, but you do have every right to be proud of your daughter. She did what a mother is supposed to do, not just what is convenient.

    • TexasFred says:

      That big black dog (Cooper) is indeed a Great Dane… Big, dumb and lovable… And he looks after Carson… I just hope he stays that way once Carson gets a bit bigger and capable of some of the same terroristic crap Carson’s mother and her siblings put US through… 🙂

      • LD Jackson says:

        Okay, I have to find a good reason to visit Rowlett. I need to meet this little fella and his friend, Cooper. We would have a blast.

        • TexasFred says:

          Sadly, they are in Louisiana… My daughter is married to a Sheriffs Deputy and they don’t get too much time off to travel…

          I am seriously missing ALL of the grands, and that big dumb dog too!!

          My daughter calls him my *grand-pup*, Cooper IS one of the family…

        • TexasFred says:

          But you can still come visit.. 🙂

          • LD Jackson says:

            My wife would probably think I am off my rocker, wanting to drive to Texas to meet a blogging buddy. 😉

            • PatriotUSA says:

              Great post Fred and I followed Carson’ story all the way.

              Lisa, thank you for sharing something very tender and one of the strongest forces known to humnaity, that of a MOTHER’ LOVE and totally devotion and sacrifice to her children.

              I took a chance on meeting a blogging buddy about fours ago. We are now brothers in life and he is one of very few best friends. I would use any excuse to get back home to Texas.

  6. Lisa Witzell Mallet says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. I look at my two sweet little boys, & I don’t understand how any person could terminate on a whim or selfish motive. Cooper is my biggest boy. (Seriously, he out weighs my husband.) And Dad & I disagree on something. Cooper is a dark silver/gun metal color!! 😉

    • TexasFred says:

      Cooper may be GUN METAL but it’s a gun metal that has been through the treatment process and turned blue-black… You need to do something about that *color blind* thing… 😛

  7. Jimmi says:

    Fred, I agree 100% I have a beautiful 19 year old granddaughter that my 15 year old daughter had…the dad and his family tried everything to get us to abort her…..but we would not have anything to do with that…she has grown into the most beautiful girl…who is today trying to get to Moore, ok to try and help them…she is a nurse and wants to help everyone…we are so proud of all of our children and grands…and we have 4 grand-pups and 2great-grand pups…haha….

  8. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Up until a few years ago, not a peep from you. I understand that when it hit home.


  9. himself9 says:

    Plain and simple, abortion is murder. From day 1.

    • Braden Lynch says:

      Agreed. Viability has nothing to do with it. If the G-damn abortionists would refrain from killing them, the vast majority of pregnancies would result in the birth of lovely children. Stay your hand from such violence, I plead!

      Two inescapable facts:
      1) A new human life begins at conception. If you don’t proactively end it, you usually have a baby born a little later. The entire genetic blueprint is there of a new individual. The only things that change are growth, differentiation, and finally location.
      2) Murder is defined as the malicious taking of an innocent life.

      For everyone who is pro-abortion, please do the simple math above and do not become a selfish and cold person.

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