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Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion law March 28, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Our Lady, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Victory.

I’m certain Planned Barrenhood will appeal to the Supreme Court, but the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the very fractious law passed last summer that saw so many satanic and unhinged demonstrations at the Capitol.  This is also tremendous news, it’s very unlikely the Supreme Court will overturn this judgment, so the very effective limitations on abortion will stand:

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld parts of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs, a decision that drew starkly contrasting reactions on both sides of the debate.

A U.S. district court previously struck down those provisions in the Texas law, which were challenged in court by lawyers for Planned Parenthood. But the 5th Circuit Appeals Court later issued a stay of that decision “pending appeal,” meaning it would not go into effect.

The U.S. Supreme Court also weighed in, with a majority refusing to stop the law’s implementation. In the ruling opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that an appeals court stay could not be vacated “unless that court clearly and ‘demonstrably’ erred in its application of ‘accepted standards.'”

Thursday’s ruling means the provisions will remain valid in the state of Texas, until or unless the U.S. Supreme Court rules otherwise or legislators in the state act to modify the law.

Supporters of such legislation cheered the ruling. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser applauded the judges “for upholding this commonsense measure to safeguard women.”

“The people of Texas have spoken through their elected leaders and in support of protecting the culture of life in our state,” said Gov. Rick Perry, a conservative Republican. “Today’s court decision is good news for Texas women and the unborn, and we will continue to fight for the protection of life and women’s health in Texas.”

Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood had an opposite reaction, with President[demon lady] Cecile Richards characterizing the decision as “a terrible court ruling.”

“The latest restrictions in Texas will force women to have abortions later in pregnancy, if they are able to get to a doctor at all,” Richards said. “This court ruling is not the last word.”

So it sounds like Planned Barrenhood plans to appeal. As the article notes, Texas is not the only state to implement the requirement for admitting privileges, but it is by far the largest, most important state to do so.  I’m sure PB will make their appeal, but I have a suspicion the Supreme Court won’t hear the case.  They might, in which case, I tend to think it will stand, but something tells me that they won’t even bother to hear the case.  This requirement is only “onerous” to abortionists because they are the lowest rung of “doctors” around, a big step below the pill pusher, cash-payment only types I was familiar with at one point in my life.

Good news on the pro-life front today!  God be praised!  I am certain Our Lady had much to do with this, during the week of the great Feast of the Annunciation!  Ave Maria, gratia plena!

h/t to reader skeinster for the link

Our Lady of the Expectation


1. skeinster - March 28, 2014

“The latest restrictions in Texas will force women to have abortions later in pregnancy, if they are able to get to a doctor at all,” Richards said. “This court ruling is not the last word.”

Their ridiculousness is never ending.

“Can’t get to a doctor”?
Look, I know we’re a big state, but are they walking? Traveling by Conestoga wagon? Model T’s?

Later in pregnancy? The bill goes up to 20 weeks (have to fix that later).

Let me translate: “Waaaah1 You’re making it harder for us to make $$$ killing babies! Stupid state laws!”

2. RC - March 28, 2014
3. twoheartswa - March 29, 2014

“[demon lady]”
Demon, yes. But “lady”? You’re much too kind…

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