JUDICIAL RULING: Here’s The Latest On Missouri’s New ‘8 Weeks’ Abortion Law

Written by Wes Walker on August 28, 2019

Part of it was blocked, part of it moves forward. Lets’ break down where everything stands right now.

While states like Vermont and New York passed legislation that were radically Pro-Abortion, much to the applause of Hollywood and the Coastal Elites, Red States were moving in the opposite direction, passing aggressively Pro-LIFE legislation.

This all came in response to the Kavanaugh appointment and the recognition that maybe — just maybe — now that Liberals didn’t hold the balance of power in the courts, that Roe v Wade might get revisited.

The legislation in Missouri was crafted specifically with a Supreme Court challenge in mind.

It was interesting in that it was multi-faceted. It capped abortion at 8 weeks.

In CBS’s obviously slanted reporting on the issue, they reported:

The legislation is part of an onslaught of anti-abortion measures that have been passed by state legislators in hopes of chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that protects a woman’s legal right to abortion. On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the state’s near-total abortion ban. Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a ban on abortion after six weeks into pregnancy, before most women know they’re pregnant. That so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill was the fourth of its kind to be passed this year.

…The bill’s main feature is the ban on abortions after eight weeks, but it also includes a “trigger law” and a ladder of less-restrictive time limits ranging from 14 to 20 weeks, depending on what the courts later find to be constitutional. It also bans abortions based solely on race, sex or a “prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down Syndrome or the potential of Down Syndrome.”

The bill includes increased tax credits for donations to so-called “pregnancy resource centers,” which are clinics that aim to discourage women from having an abortion.
Source: CBS

To recap, if the baby has a heartbeat, he or she is to be treated medically as any other human child would. And there is ZERO provision for snuffing out a life just because that baby is the ‘wrong’ gender, or sex, or is otherwise ‘imperfect’.

(That’s a topic this young man knows a thing or two about:)

Here’s what the ruling looks like:

A federal judge Tuesday temporarily blocked part of Missouri’s new abortion law, pausing prohibitions against abortion based on gestational age, but letting stand the provision barring the procedure for reasons of sex, race, or Down Syndrome diagnosis.

The decision, by U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs, was handed down on the eve of the law’s scheduled implementation. It followed a two-hour Monday hearing in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri’s Kansas City courthouse.

…The abortion provider wanted the court to also block the so-called “reason ban,” a prohibition on abortions on the basis of race, sex and a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Sachs ordered Missouri officials to not enforce the gestational age bans while the matter is in court, saying the law targeted fetuses that were not viable outside of the womb.

In so ruling, Sachs agreed with Planned Parenthood’s argument that the Missouri law is in conflict with a 1992 Supreme Court decision that states cannot bar a woman from terminating her pregnancy before viability.

He noted that the 8-week ban, which he said “most obviously” demonstrated “hostility” to Supreme Court precedent, would have prohibited more than two-thirds of Planned Parenthood’s Missouri patients from seeking abortions.

“While federal courts should generally be very cautious before delaying the effect of State laws, the sense of caution may be mitigated when the legislation seems designed, as here, as a protest against Supreme Court decisions,” Sachs said.
Source: KansasCity

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