Somehow, South Dakota has become the first state in the United States that has completely eliminated abortions from within their boundaries. Planned Parenthood, headquartered in Highland Park in St Paul, had been providing the facilities and the medically licensed fiends to do the killing, all of a sudden can't find killers any longer.
It seems that South Dakota passed a law that requires baby killers to tell women that abortion terminates a mother's relationship to "a unique human being." And they don't want to do that. I am hopeful that legislators in the other 49 states have a copy of the South Dakota law and we will soon see more states passing similar legislation.
The South Dakota law was passed several years ago but it was overturned by a three judge panel of the 8th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Minnesota Judge Diana Murphy of the Court, one of the most effective pro-abortion judges in America, wrote the 2-1 decision in October, 2006, siding with Planned Parenthood and blocking the law. She argued that naming a fetus a unique human being is a "state imposed ideology, not a fact."
Just last month, June 27, the full 8th Circuit Court met and overturned Judge Murphy's decision. The Court has 11 members from the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
There may be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. That may take a year or two more, but at least for the time being, there will be no abortions in South Dakota. Praise God!
When she is not supporting Planned Parenthood, Murphy also serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas. No doubt she was very instrumental in the decision last Fall to remove the Archbishop and the Vicar General of the archdiocese from their ex-officio positions on the Board of Trustees. They now serve five year terms, at the pleasure of the Board.
One wonders how such a pro-death advocate got on to the St. Thomas Board of Trustees. The University of St. Thomas is not a private institution. It is an institution of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, founded by Archbishop John Ireland in 1885, and funded largely by Catholic students, parents, alumni, friends and supporters.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Minnesota Judge is Overruled - No Abortions Now in South Dakota!
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I was excited by your headline, but I don't understand exactly why you say there will be no abortions in SD. Is the idea just that the Planned Parenthood baby-killers are so unwilling to read the statement to their "patients" that they're not going to offer their "services" in South Dakota? If that's all it is I suspect they'll get over their inhibitions rather quickly and simply read the statement in the most perfunctory way before carrying on with their crimes. For that matter, how would the law even be enforced?
There won't be abortions in South Dakota because no South Dakota doctors will perform them.
The ones who were performing them were provided by Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, headquartered a couple of miles from in Highland Park in St. Paul. They flew them in for appointments.
The doctors weren't afraid of flying. But they seem to be afraid of going to jail. They know that if they tell mothers that a baby is being killed, they will lose their income.
If they don't tell them, they will go to jail.
Ergo, no abortions in South Dakota.
How can you be so sure that nobody will be willing to perform them. Again, I pray that you're right, I'm just curious about why you're so confident that nobody will be found to do it. From my experience with such people they take a perverse pride in, well, their peversity and I seriously doubt they'll just roll over. I can totally see them complying with the law in the most perfunctory way (which again raises the question of enforcement) and then going on with it. I guess what I'm saying is: why are you so confident that the enemy will give up so easily?
Who says I'm sure. I've said they've stopped because they can't find licensed killers who are willing to tell mothers that their baby is alive and will be killed.
If they don't do that, they can be jailed.
Many appointments were canceled. Thanks be to God.
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