CNN Legal Analyst Says Partial-Birth Abortion Occurs...When 'Fetus' Is at Risk??

June 19th, 2007 10:17 AM

Brian Fitzpatrick of our Culture and Media Institute passes along the latest nugget of wisdom from CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin (also of The New Yorker magazine), on the Supreme Court and partial birth abortion:

Most notoriously, the Court, for the first time in its history, upheld a categorical ban on an abortion procedure. The case dealt with so-called partial-birth abortion—a procedure performed rarely, often when there are extraordinary risks to the mother, the fetus, or both.

Writes Brian, as he nominates this for stupidest quote of the year: "Oh, sure. As if an abortionist takes risks to the fetus into account!" What genius from the Harvard man (B.A. 1982, J.D., 1986)!

Via Google: Toobin says fetus a lot.

Toobin was once the fetus of CBS News anchor Marlene Sanders.

PS: Perhaps Toobin feels some kinship with Melinda Beck across the decades:

"Sadly, many home remedies could damage a fetus instead of kill it."
-- Newsweek Senior Editor Melinda Beck on pregnancy remedies, July 17, 1989 issue.