Christian Coalition says Injunction on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Contrary to American Will

"The Senate passed this bill by a margin of 64-34 and the House of Representatives passed the bill by a margin of 282-139." -- Robert Combs, president of Christian Coalition
( [email protected] ) Jun 02, 2004 02:44 PM EDT

Christian Coalition of America also joined other pro-family groups yesterday in denouncing U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling to place a permanent injunction on the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act concerning the 900 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country.

Roberta Combs, president of Christian Coalition is points out that Judge Hamilton’s ruling clearly goes against America’s democratic process.

"Congress passed the partial birth abortion ban bill overwhelmingly to stop this barbaric procedure,” said Combs in a statement released on Tuesday. “It is reprehensible that judicial tyranny, such as today's decision, continues unabated in this country. The Senate passed this bill by a margin of 64-34 and the House of Representatives passed the bill by a margin of 282-139.

“Judge Hamilton continues her anti- family decisions contrary to the overwhelming will of the American people. Last month she allowed a lawsuit to continue which challenges a prohibition of homosexual couples from using an internet-based adoption service. Congress needs to act to challenge judicial tyranny run amok in this country."

The largest Christian grassroots organizations with more than 2 million supporters also shared a similar reaction with many pro-family groups who were not at all surprised by the Judge’s decision.

“Judge Phyllis Hamilton is the same judge who allowed a San Francisco-area school district to force school children into ‘becoming Muslims’ for two weeks as part of their world history unit on Islam. It is doubtful she would have allowed the district to force Muslim students to be ‘Christians’,” said CC.

Even though Tuesday’s ruling only applies to Planned Parenthood clinics, the clinics kill 600,000 unborn babies a year –half of the total abortions in America—according to CC.

Two separate lawsuits in New York and Nebraska will be completed within weeks. The issue of blocking the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is expected to be eventually taken up to the U.S. Supreme Court as a result of conflictive rulings from these three cases.