.- A court decision that Michigan’s partial-birth abortion ban is unconstitutional is “a setback for women, for unborn children and the protection of human life” and means the fight to end partial-birth abortions must continue, said Sr. Monica Kostielney, RSM, president and CEO of the Michigan Catholic Conference
Judge Denise Hood issued the ruling Wednesday. The conference, which serves as the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan, hopes the Attorney General will appeal the decision to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court.
“The Michigan Catholic Conference disagrees with the judge's decision that the Legal Birth Definition Act presents an 'undue burden' and is unconstitutionally vague,” said Sr. Kostielney. “We look forward to the Sixth Circuit Court upholding the state law based on the adequate health protection as previously ruled in the Taft decision.”