Even amid the languid dog days of summer, killing unborn children doesn’t subside. Here in Kentucky, dismemberment abortions, otherwise known as D&E occur more than 500 times each year.
Attempts by pro-abortionists to destigmatize dilation and evacuation and other barbaric methods of abortion are utterly shameful in a sound and civilized society. Kentucky lawmakers passed a ban on D&E, but a federal judge blocked the effort.
The once Democrat mantra of keeping abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” has been replaced with a radical insistence that abortion be permitted up to birth (even at taxpayers’ expense), while simultaneously refusing to mandate that infant survivors of botched abortions be afforded medical care to save their young lives.
Still, these massive killings are draped in euphemisms like “choice,” “right” or “reproductive freedom” (every bit a misnomer). The American public, however, isn’t buying such subterfuge. The latest Gallup poll (May 2019) has 60% of Americans wanting all (21%) or almost all (39%) abortions made illegal.
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Learn about Kentucky’s Dismemberment Law.
The Supreme Court declined to hear an Alabama Dismemberment Abortion case on Friday, June 28. This case had been strengthened by an Amicus brief presented on behalf of 21 states through our Governor Bevin.
Gov. Bevin has appealed to the Sixth Circuit to reverse the decision to strike the law, and has vowed to appeal to SCOTUS should the current appeal be denied.
In regard to the Alabama case, Justice Clarence Thomas commented that “…justices should not keep refusing to hear abortion cases…”
The below NRLC graphic shows that two states, Mississippi and West Virginia, currently support Dismemberment Abortion bans. This demonstrates that legislatures and judges do rule favorably on this issue, but not in all states where legislation is passed.
In Kentucky we have a pro-life legislature but are frequently disappointed by the court system.
Let’s pray for a favorable outcome on the current Appeal, which we may very well see, based on the successful Ultrasound Law Appeal and the refusal of the Sixth Circuit to re-hear that case. (See previous post.)
In a major pro-life victory for Gov. Matt Bevin and the people of the Commonwealth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today denied EMW Women's Surgical Center's petition for rehearing of the House Bill 2 ultrasound case.
In April, the Sixth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of HB 2 (2017), which requires an abortion provider to provide mothers with an ultrasound and a description of what it depicts, as well as the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat, before she chooses to terminate her pregnancy.
Earlier this month, the Louisville abortion clinic asked the Court to rehear the case en banc (before the entire bench) in a desperate attempt to undermine the Kentucky law, which passed with the support of more than 87 percent of state legislators.
The Courier-Journal quoted the ACLU attorney from NY who called the law ‘medically unnecessary’ and not supported by medical groups including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. Read more.
In the linked video, Gov. Bevin discusses the victory!
Planned Parenthood may soon be permitted to do abortions in its downtown Louisville facility on 7th Street.
Judge Greg Stivers wants to know ASAP if the state finds grounds to deny the license.
“You better move this one up to the front of the line," Stivers told Chad Meredith, a lawyer for Bevin.
"Yes, sir. I understand," Meredith said, according to a transcript of the telephonic conference the Courier Journal obtained.
"It can be done," Stivers said. "There's no question it can be done."
Added Stivers: "I can't understand why the secretary of that cabinet could not, could not get this license, this updated license, processed within 45 days."
Meredith responded that the cabinet "will absolutely move heaven and earth" to get the license application processed within that time.
That does not guarantee a favorable decision from the state.
We believe that Deputy General Counsel Meredith is being polite, but Planned Parenthood's clinic in Louisville was denied a license because it did not have any Transfer Agreements, as required by Kentucky law. For background, see here. The TA Appeal before the Sixth Circuit will be heard on August 8. Before that time, it is unlikely that PP's license status will change. Please pray that the Appeal will be favorable for babies.
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“…Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has started its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down a state abortion law...(HB454)” Thank you, Gov. Bevin!https://t.co/gCOtl9DZ0A— KY Right to Life (@KentuckyRTL) May 16, 2019