Skip to comments.Mo. Court Upholds 24-Hour Abortion Wait
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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The good news just keeps rolling in. Praise God!!!
6month cooling off for divorce, 30day escrow when buying a house and only 24hrs waiting period kill a kid.
gee, how unreasonable, Planned Abortionhood.
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.
It amazes me how anyone could oppose this.
what a trend.
>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.
That's because you're making the mistake of seeing the opposition as normal humans, rather than demonically-possessed.
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...
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?
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.
But she has to go to Rio tomorrow and doesn't want to look fat in a thong.
Yeah. She has to get back on the dance floor before the Rap=Thug song ends.
THe only reason to argue against this is to take the posistion that more time to weigh the options would lead to bad descisions.
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.
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".
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.
Furthermore, Planned Parenthood has only cared about the money they make from abortions. It is a huge business killing babies.