Statement by the President of the United States on the Supreme Court's Partial Birth Abortion Ruling

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2007

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I am pleased that the Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits the abhorrent procedure of partial-birth abortion.  Today's decision affirms that the Constitution does not stand in the way of the people's representatives enacting laws reflecting the compassion and humanity of America.  The partial-birth abortion ban, which an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress passed and I signed into law, represents a commitment to building a culture of life in America.

The Supreme Court's decision is an affirmation of the progress we have made over the past six years in protecting human dignity and upholding the sanctity of life.  We will continue to work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law.