WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today issued the
following statement after the Supreme Court's decision in the case
of Gonzales v. Carhart upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
"As an original cosponsor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
of 2003, I am especially pleased that today the Supreme Court upheld
the statute as a valid, constitutional restriction on a particularly
abhorrent form of abortion. Today's decision marks an important step
toward restoring a culture of respect for life. It also represents a
defeat for liberal judicial activism and a victory for the people,
speaking through their elected representatives in Congress.
Overwhelmingly, the American people oppose partial-birth abortion."