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Mo. Court Upholds 24-Hour Abortion Wait
Las Vegas SUN ^ | 3/1/06 | DAVID A. LIEB

Posted on 03/01/2006 7:44:23 AM PST by mathprof

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions, a decision that turns the focus of the legal battle to federal court.

The unanimous ruling Tuesday by Missouri's highest court focused on whether the 2003 law ran contrary to the state constitution. The judges rejected arguments that it was overly vague and deprived people of liberty and privacy rights.

"It's a victory for the women of Missouri who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy but need the information and time to consider what's best for them," said Patty Skain, executive director of Missouri Right to Life.

Although considered a victory for anti-abortion groups, the ruling may not be the end of the matter. That's because Planned Parenthood affiliates, which filed the state case, also have challenged the law in federal court.

Last year, a federal judge allowed the 24-hour wait to take effect but issued a preliminary injunction against the law's language describing what physicians must discuss with patients. That injunction is to expire 10 days after the state Supreme Court decision is made final.

Planned Parenthood officials plan to decide soon whether to continue pursuing the federal case, said Peter Brownlie, president of Planned Parenthood for Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykillers; babykilling; chooselife; coolingoffperiod; cultureofdeath; mopolitics; mosupremecourt; plannedparenthood; prolife; righttolife; waitingperiod
Lots of abortion cases in the news.
1 posted on 03/01/2006 7:44:25 AM PST by mathprof
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To: mathprof

The good news just keeps rolling in. Praise God!!!


2 posted on 03/01/2006 7:46:15 AM PST by conservatrice (They should change their name from NOW to THEN)
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To: mathprof

6month cooling off for divorce, 30day escrow when buying a house and only 24hrs waiting period kill a kid.

gee, how unreasonable, Planned Abortionhood.


3 posted on 03/01/2006 7:46:47 AM PST by jw777
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To: mathprof
Lots of abortion cases in the news.

Yep, and the good thing about this one is that it should hold up if it does go to the Supreme Court. I don't see 5 votes on the court for the laws banning abortions. With Kennedy as the swing, we should be shooting to ban late-term abortions, waiting periods, and parental notifications. I think the all out bans will set the momentum back when they get swatted down by the courts.

4 posted on 03/01/2006 7:50:06 AM PST by Always Right
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To: mathprof

It amazes me how anyone could oppose this.


5 posted on 03/01/2006 7:52:45 AM PST by montag813
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To: mathprof

what a trend.

good news.


6 posted on 03/01/2006 7:54:44 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: mathprof

>Planned Parenthood officials plan to decide soon whether to continue pursuing the federal case


LOL a federal case eh????? There is nothing 'federal' about this, but that has never stoped the court before.


7 posted on 03/01/2006 8:03:21 AM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: montag813

That's because you're making the mistake of seeing the opposition as normal humans, rather than demonically-possessed.


8 posted on 03/01/2006 8:04:23 AM PST by nina0113
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To: wallcrawlr

Now, if we can just get the legislature to require a 6,480 hour notice (9 months x 30 days x 24 hr) and have the Supreme Court uphold that notice period...


9 posted on 03/01/2006 8:05:20 AM PST by guido911 (cowards cut and run)
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To: mathprof

If I have to wait ten days to purchase a squirrel rifle, what's the harm in asking someone to pause and think for a day over a far more weighty decision?


10 posted on 03/01/2006 8:11:19 AM PST by HolgerDansk ("Oh Bother", said Pooh, as he worked the bolt.)
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To: mathprof; 4lifeandliberty; AbsoluteGrace; afraidfortherepublic; Alamo-Girl; anniegetyourgun; ...

Pro-Life/Pro-Baby ping!

Please FReepmail me if you would like to be added to, or removed from, the Pro-Life/Pro-Baby ping list...

11 posted on 03/01/2006 8:12:18 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: mathprof
It's a victory for the women of Missouri

Someone who gets it right. NOW has never cared for womens' interests. They only care abouat the empowerment of themselves as leaders of an organization who uses (and abuses) women.

12 posted on 03/01/2006 8:28:25 AM PST by twigs
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To: jw777

But she has to go to Rio tomorrow and doesn't want to look fat in a thong.


13 posted on 03/01/2006 8:33:22 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

Yeah. She has to get back on the dance floor before the Rap=Thug song ends.


14 posted on 03/01/2006 8:40:56 AM PST by jw777
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To: jw777
Doesn't every other surgical procedure on the planet require some waiting period? Nobody walks in for anything invasive like that and gets it that very day like they do abortion.
15 posted on 03/01/2006 8:42:39 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: mathprof

THe only reason to argue against this is to take the posistion that more time to weigh the options would lead to bad descisions.


16 posted on 03/01/2006 9:22:09 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: HolgerDansk
If I have to wait ten days to purchase a squirrel rifle, what's the harm in asking someone to pause and think for a day over a far more weighty decision?

Exactly my thought. When people have to wait 10 days to purchase a gun that is very unlikely to be used to hurt someone, people should have to wait at least a day to decide to kill an unborn child.

17 posted on 03/01/2006 9:25:16 AM PST by Kaylee Frye
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To: mathprof

Like I've always said about the 30 day waiting period to pick up a hand gun in California: "you won't even be mad anymore".


18 posted on 03/01/2006 9:30:35 AM PST by glorgau
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To: nina0113

You are absolutely right. The pro-abortion crowd (and I like Planned Abortionhood as a name for them)has no fear or respect for God and His laws nor man and man's laws.


19 posted on 03/01/2006 10:08:52 AM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: twigs

Furthermore, Planned Parenthood has only cared about the money they make from abortions. It is a huge business killing babies.


20 posted on 03/01/2006 10:10:31 AM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: mathprof
Planned Parenthood officials plan to decide soon whether to continue pursuing the federal case, said Peter Brownlie, president of Planned Parenthood for Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

They should just change their name to Planned Abortions. Why do they lie about who they are?
The last thing they want is parenthood! The big money is found in dead infants.

21 posted on 03/01/2006 10:25:42 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: mathprof

FINALLY! A "cooling off" period for baby killers.....!


22 posted on 03/01/2006 10:44:13 AM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: mathprof

Let's see ---

The baby killers say one needs a 7 day wait to buy a gun, but DO NOT need a 1 day wait to kill a baby --- they want to do that right now!


23 posted on 03/01/2006 10:48:32 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; AliVeritas; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; attagirl; Augie76; ...

ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

24 posted on 03/01/2006 11:55:30 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (GOP Blend Coffee--"Coffee for Conservative Taste!" Go to www.gopetc.com)
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To: mathprof

bookmark


25 posted on 03/01/2006 12:00:12 PM PST by AliVeritas (Vlad Crusade Crew... Radicals please come to NY to protest. Will travel, have bond.)
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To: mathprof
This is good news.

Any time Planned Parenthood loses an abortion case, we get a little bit more civilized.

26 posted on 03/01/2006 12:56:55 PM PST by newzjunkey (All I need is a safe home and peace of mind. Why am I in CA?)
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To: TRY ONE
They also say we need a 20 year wait to kill a murderer-rapist but that person must not feel any pain of any sort, real or imaginary.
27 posted on 03/01/2006 12:58:27 PM PST by newzjunkey (All I need is a safe home and peace of mind. Why am I in CA?)
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To: mathprof

This is the most reasonable restriction I ever read about, how can any sane individual be against this?


28 posted on 03/01/2006 2:53:27 PM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: mathprof
Since Planned Parenthood receives $268 million in Federal tax dollars as well as state and local tax dollars, I guess it is safe to say that the appeal to Federal Judges will be your tax dollars at work - Federal, State, and Local...
29 posted on 03/01/2006 4:30:43 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: jw777
Careful now (about talking about Planned Abortionhood).

After all, they are bankrolling the 2008 Hillary run with Federal Tax dollars as well as State and Local tax dollars.

About 40 Democrats bow to their god Planned Parenthood, and will filibuster the US Senate to support their god, especially Title X funding...

30 posted on 03/01/2006 4:32:55 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Yeah, they might try and introduce mid-life abortions and then I'd be toast. LOL

bastards.


31 posted on 03/01/2006 4:33:54 PM PST by jw777
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To: conservatrice
The good news just keeps rolling in. Praise God!!!Indeed, SCOTUS rules parental notification OK, the SD Congress passes a ban on almost all abortions, SCOTUS rules clinic protests OK, and now this. I often think this battle is hopeless, but developments like this make me actually think murder may become illegal in the US again. On the other hand, the news that the president supports abortion in certain cases was very disheartening.
32 posted on 03/01/2006 5:54:55 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: concerned about politics
They should just change their name to Planned Abortions. Why do they lie about who they are?

What is lying to people who brutally and systematically butcher innocent human beings?

Cordially,

33 posted on 03/02/2006 7:58:11 AM PST by Diamond
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To: TYVets

The great state of Missouri, a red state.


34 posted on 03/02/2006 5:09:20 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Always Right

You had best stop making sense.

You will get noticed by those people standing in line to jump off the cliff of ban everything, everywhere, at all times, and under any circumstances.


35 posted on 03/03/2006 6:04:25 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: mathprof

Why was this even challenged? In 1992, with liberal Reagan appointee Anthony M. Kennedy casting the tie-breaking vote in favor of abortion, the high court still ruled that a 24-hour waiting period in PA was constitutional.


36 posted on 03/03/2006 11:04:22 AM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Diamond
Did you see that a poll recently showed that 60 percent of the American people support Roe v. Wade, even if they don't understand Roe?
37 posted on 03/03/2006 11:16:17 AM PST by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: mathprof

Planned Parenthood officials are evil...perpetrators of murder!! Alas for you, Planned Parenthood, your day is on the horizon when you will suffer for your atrocities.

When Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me" He didn't mean that you should murder them!


38 posted on 03/03/2006 2:58:01 PM PST by Fruit of the Spirit
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