Supreme Court overturned arguably the most successful pro-life law!

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The United States Supreme Court overturned arguably the most successful pro-life law since Roe v. Wade!

by Beverley Jane Russell – Op-ed contributor Trumpville Report

A Texas Pro-life law that required abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and required clinics to meet the standards of outpatient surgical centers placed too many barriers in the way of women seeking an abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today, in a decision upholding women’s fundamental right to choose.

Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court’s liberal justices in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstadt to strike down the regulations because their impact on the ability of women to obtain abortions far outweighed their purported medical benefits. The opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer hews to the basic principles first established in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that placed abortion within the zone of privacy protected under the 14th Amendment.

The court rejected the arguments of Texas legislators that they should be allowed to decide what type of regulations are necessary to protect women’s health. Instead, the court’s majority ruled that judges must look beyond the medical justifications when the law involves abortion and determine whether the evidence backs them up. In this case, Breyer wrote, the Texas law “provides few, if any, health benefits for women.”

We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes. Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access …and each violates the Federal Constitution. Stated Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“It is beyond rational belief” that the Texas law “could genuinely protect the health of women,” wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a brief concurrence.

The Texas law simply required abortion facilities to follow the same safety standards as any other ambulatory surgical center, and to maintain hospital admitting privileges.

Makes sense, right?

But pro-aborts greeted this commonsense law with indignation. DOZENS of Texas abortion clinics shut down rather than upgrade to ensure the basic safety of women. The abortion rate in Texas plummeted. Thousands of babies were saved from cruel deaths.

Now Planned Parenthood is celebrating. The mainstream media is hailing the Supreme Court’s decision as a major victory for abortion rights. And because of today’s decision many, many more babies will die.

Pro-life said they would regroup, turning their attention to defending and expanding laws that ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation or sooner.

But this path could be difficult as well. The Supreme Court has not taken up any outright ban on abortion tied to fetal gestation in decades and has repeatedly rejected pleas by states to endorse such laws.

“We believe that, even before today, these laws were very likely to be struck down because they are unconstitutional bans on abortion,” said Emily J. Martin, general counsel for the National Women’s Law Center. “Today’s decision only strengthens that conclusion.”

Abortion opponents acknowledged the defeat but vowed to press on.

“The advocation of full legal protection of embryos and fetuses movement takes two steps forward and, occasionally, a step backward,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee.

More than a dozen states now have provisions banning abortions after 20 weeks, “, and we are going to be pushing that,” Tobias said.

Nebraska enacted the first 20-week ban in 2010. Since then, similar laws have been adopted in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas,

West Virginia, and Wisconsin, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research organization that supports abortion rights. Mississippi’s law bans abortion after just 18 weeks.

Abortion opponents said they also planned to step up efforts encouraging states to limit second term abortions through bans on the use of dilation and extraction method. Nine of 10 abortions in the United States are performed in the first trimester. But the dilation and extraction method is the most common procedure used for second trimester abortions.

Kansas and Oklahoma adopted bans on the procedure in 2015, but those laws have been blocked by courts. West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016; none has yet to draw challenge.

The Supreme Court has turned away state efforts to revive bans struck down by lower courts. Earlier in 2016, it rejected Arkansas’ bid to revive a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The Supreme Court turned away North Dakota’s effort to revive a law that banned most abortions once a fetal heartbeat could be detected, as early as six weeks after conception. And, in 2014, it declined to hear Arizona’s appeal of a lower-court ruling invalidating a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.

Will you stand against the pro-abortion juggernaut on this tragic day? Will you commit to fighting to defend the unborn, the family, and freedom?

The pro-life movement are accustomed to setbacks like today’s. They are accustomed to having to stand strong against the onslaughts of the anti

life mainstream media, powerful politicians, unelected judges, and the world’s wealthy elite.

We are accustomed to fighting Goliath with our slingshot and five smooth stones.

The unborn have no voice. ProLife’s mission is to serve as their voice in the media, and to amplify the voices of the valiant pro-life heroes who are fighting every day on their behalf.

We must stand together and defeat this ! We must be the voice of the unborn , for they have no voice !

Many studies on the fetus have proven that a unborn child has a heartbeat as early as 3 days after conception ! Read that a second time , a heartbeat !


by Beverley Jane Russell – Op-ed contributor Trumpville Report

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