Washington D.C., Jun 1, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The American Center for Law and Justice, which filed an amicus (“friendly”) brief in the New York case involving the defense of the ban on partial-birth abortion, said Tuesday's decision by a federal court in California declaring the ban unconstitutional is “disappointing,” but not surprising.
According to the ACLJ, this decision represents only the first step in a lengthy legal road that ends at the Supreme Court of the United States.
“The decision is disappointing, but not surprising,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who is supporting efforts by the Department of Justice in defending the ban on partial-birth abortion.
“The fact is the federal court in California refused to permit the United States to put forth a full evidentiary record concerning this barbaric procedure and the fact that there is no medical reason for it,” he added.