One of my Facebook friends asked me a great question in my On The Grid and Off The Grid Group. I had posted a blog, yesterday, commenting that during the South Carolina debate last week; Donald J Trump should have mentioned his sister, Senior Circuit Court Judge, Maryanne Trump Barry and explained why he would not nominate her to the Supreme Court, if elected President.
Michael asked, and made a good point, whether or not that might actually hurt Trump, based on his sister’s leanings … in particular, the partial birth abortion ruling against banning said abortions. (July 27, 2000).
I love questions that can bring out the “rest of the story” and distinguish fact from fiction.
She is a Republican. She is one tough Circuit Court Judge that has proven command over her court. She ruled against (by not allowing plea bargains) two detectives that were protecting drug dealers, and they received jail terms. She ruled over and put away Mafia crime bosses. In my opinion, she sounds a little like a female Attorney General Bobby Kennedy. Only, she is Presbyterian and not Catholic. Still, they both have famous brothers.
Her ruling on partial birth abortion was actually more involved in the decision-making process than the opposition, and certain media outlets would have you know. They love to tell you half-truths. Those half-truths that fit into their agenda. The media does not give credit to the American public for researching beyond the words of the “media darlings’, and finding out that there is much more to the story.
And, here is the rest of that story:
She ruled against the ban on partial abortion because the original 1997 New Jersey law was too general in language and disregarded any potential danger to the mother that could arise from the pregnancy.
There were no protections for the mother in this law that would have protected her, should the abortion need to be done in order to save a mother’s life and/or if the mother’s health was in dire jeopardy. But the media, instead, would have you believe that she approved of babies being yanked from a mother’s womb, at partial birth … for selfish convenience.
I am pro-life, make no mistake about that. But … I understand Judge Barry’s decision more clearly by going further; and, doing my research, before casting out disparaging remarks that are baseless in content. It apparently was not that Judge Barry was completely for partial birth abortions at all … it had more to do with the looseness and generalities in the 1997 New Jersey law that would, by definition, allow the possible murder (a death that could have also been stopped) of a mother … perhaps with children already and a husband, due to a pregnancy that had gone terribly wrong.
My last thought regarding that great question by Michael was … had Jeb Bush “thrown” Barry’s court decision in Trump’s face … that would have been a great time for Trump to say that … he is not his sister … and Jeb is not his brother, George.
So, that is the rest of the story, concerning Senior Circuit Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry’s decision on partial birth abortion. The media … is overruled and the jury is ordered to (ok … asked to review first) disregard that remark.
Here is the New York Times article that I use in reference to this comment:
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Debbie Barth: 2/17/2016 at 10:47 am EST
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