WASHINGTON, Apr 26 ( – Yesterday the US Supreme Court began hearings in the case of Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion law, a law which President Clinton has asked the court to strike down. Nebraska Attorney General Don Stenberg presented his case saying that “the state’s interest here is drawing a bright line between abortion and infanticide.” The law is being fought by abortionist LeRoy Carhart.

Reports indicate that six out of the nine justices are questioning the constitutionality of the law. However, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas, will likely vote in favor of the legislation. Scalia, the court’s most outspoken defender of life, asked: “Why can’t a state have an interest in not rendering a society callous to infanticide … and to the horror of seeing a live human creature outside the womb dismembered?”

Meanwhile outside the court-house a three-day prayer vigil continued with pro-lifers taking part from across the country.

Original sources: Washington Times and WorldNetDaily


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