Though it shouldn’t surprise anyone, here are the top six candidate’s (3 Republicans, 3 Democrats) press releases on last week’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the ban on partial-birth abortion (a.k.a. total-birth infanticide):

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D):

“This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court
rulings that upheld a woman’s right to choose and recognized the importance of
women’s health. Today’s decision blatantly defies the Court’s recent decision in
2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to
provide an exception for the health of the mother. As the Supreme Court
recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973, this issue is complex and highly personal;
the rights and lives of women must be taken into account. It is precisely this
erosion of our constitutional rights that I warned against when I opposed the
nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.”

Sen. Barack Obama (D):

“I strongly disagree with today’s Supreme Court ruling, which dramatically
departs from previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women…
As Justice Ginsburg emphasized in her dissenting opinion, this ruling
signals an alarming willingness on the part of the conservative majority to
disregard its prior rulings respecting a woman’s medical concerns and the
very personal decisions between a doctor and patient.”

Former Sen. John Edwards (D):

“I could not disagree more strongly with today’s Supreme Court decision. The ban upheld by the Court is an ill-considered and sweeping prohibition that does not even take account for serious threats to the health of individual women. This hard right turn is a stark reminder of why Democrats cannot afford to lose the 2008 election. Too much is at stake – starting with, as the Court made all too clear today, a woman’s right to
choose.”

Gov. Mitt Romney (R):

“Today, our nation’s highest court reaffirmed the value of life in America by upholding a ban on a practice that offends basic human decency. This decision represents a step forward in protecting the weakest and most innocent among us.”

Sen. John McCain (R):

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for those who cherish the sanctity of life and integrity of the judiciary. The ruling ensures that an unacceptable and unjustifiable practice will not be carried out on our innocent children. It also clearly speaks to the importance of nominating and confirming strict constructionist judges who interpret the law as it is written, and do not usurp the authority of Congress and state legislatures. As we move forward, it is critically important that our party continues to stand on the side of life.”

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R):

“The Supreme Court reached the correct conclusion in upholding the congressional ban on partial birth abortion. I agree with it.”

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