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[South Dakota] Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law
LifeNews.com ^ | July 21, 2008 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/21/2008 6:29:46 PM PDT by rhema

Sioux Falls, SD -- Monday was the first day that Planned Parenthood, which operates the only abortion business in South Dakota, had to comply with a new state law telling women the truth about abortion. Rather than tell women abortion kills children and has numerous risks, Planned Parenthood closed its doors.

The state law, which the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last week, required abortion practitioners to inform every woman that she is terminating the life of a human being.

It requires giving her information about the mental health complications such as a high risk of depression and suicide and physical problems like hemorrhage infection, premature births of subsequent pregnancies, and infertility.

The woman considering the abortion receives a chance to sign in writing that she received the information and abortion practitioners who don't comply face losing their medical license, two years in prison and a possible medical malpractice lawsuit.

Whether the closing is temporary or permanent remains to be seen.

Dr. Allen Unruh, a leading pro-life advocate who works with Alpha Pregnancy Center, told LifeNews.com that Monday was a historic day.

"Time will tell if Planned Parenthood plans to re-open it’s doors, but as for now, the regular abortions were canceled today as the abortionist refused to show up," he explained.

"We will see if any other abortionists plan to take the risks involved with full disclosure of what they do to women and their unborn children," he added.

South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long said last week the law would go into effect on Saturday following a decision earlier this month by a federal appeals court saying it's constitutional.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the statute and, then, on Thursday, Planned Parenthood’s application to enjoin the statute following the appeals court decision failed.

The measure specifically tells them to tell women "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being," defined as a human being. It also requires that the abortion practitioner give women the contact information of a local pregnancy center, as well other information about her health risks and pregnancy support available.

The federal appeals court cited the portion of the Supreme Court's recent Gonzales v. Carhart decision on partial-birth abortion referring to the post-abortion problems women experience.

The court indicated "some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained. Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 8thcircuit; abortion; abortuary; informedconsent; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; prolife
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1 posted on 07/21/2008 6:29:46 PM PDT by rhema
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To: Caleb1411; cpforlife.org; Salvation; MHGinTN; narses; wagglebee
Check out a South Dakota pastor's blog entry for July 21.
2 posted on 07/21/2008 6:32:27 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Murderers prefer to do their evil in darkness.


3 posted on 07/21/2008 6:32:32 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Mitt, no way, not now, not ever.)
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To: rhema

...and the downside to this is, what, more children don’t die?


4 posted on 07/21/2008 6:32:34 PM PDT by madison10
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To: rhema
Any good physician prior to any surgical procedure will inform the patient of risks involved.....wait a minute, I do not think good physicians are employed by planned parenthood.
5 posted on 07/21/2008 6:34:12 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: rhema

When will some abortionist set up the state’s latest back alley abortion clinic?

Why it is even with legalized abortion some clinics operate illegally and even with legalized abortion some legally operating clinics still butcher the women and send them home to die? There are parents who discover their minor daughters bleeding to death and yet parental notification is still fought by this lone medical industry.


6 posted on 07/21/2008 6:35:03 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: rhema
abortion practitioners who don't comply face losing their medical license, two years in prison and a possible medical malpractice lawsuit.

A step in the right direction. It's quite telling that these abortionists would rather quit, or move out of state, than tell the truth to their patients.

7 posted on 07/21/2008 6:35:34 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rhema

Interesting blog, thanks for linking it.


8 posted on 07/21/2008 6:38:57 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: rhema

I pray for the day when this great republic will complete outlaw this holocaust of the unborn.


9 posted on 07/21/2008 6:39:49 PM PDT by DeOppressoLiber1776 (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: rhema
GOOD!

This is excellent news. I hope more states adopt such laws.

10 posted on 07/21/2008 6:41:44 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: pnh102

Let’s all keep pushing for all the pro-life laws we can, every state. Never give up, never ever give up, etc.


11 posted on 07/21/2008 6:43:16 PM PDT by Marie2 (It's time for a ban on handgun bans)
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To: Graybeard58
Murderers prefer to do their evil in darkness.
True...otoh, maybe they'll, "set-up shop" on an RV...."carnage on wheels"
12 posted on 07/21/2008 6:43:18 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

More likely the murders will be shifted to appointed rooms and dates at local motels. It happened in Mississippi decades ago.


13 posted on 07/21/2008 6:47:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: pnh102
The original Roe v. Wade decision actually suggested that states could operate without any laws at all that had the slightest impact on abortion.

The idea was that the states should regulate abortion no differently than any other medical procedure, or NOT AT ALL through the simple expedient of not requiring it be performed by folks licensed to be physicians.

So far no one has tried the NOT AT ALL option, nor will you find the ghoulies at Planned Parenthood embracing the idea.

Still, by exempting the practice from all laws and regulation and allowing just anyone to do it, it will be almost instantly eliminated in that state.

Some folks may not have read through Roe v. Wade criticall before ~ time to do so. See what it legalizes.

14 posted on 07/21/2008 6:49:17 PM PDT by muawiyah (We need a "Gastank For America" to win back Congress)
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To: skinkinthegrass

True...otoh, maybe they’ll, “set-up shop” on an RV....”carnage on wheels”
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Why not ,, after all they set up shop on a ship to corrupt countries that didn’t allow abortion years ago...


15 posted on 07/21/2008 6:54:42 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: MHGinTN; Neidermeyer
More likely the murders will be shifted to appointed rooms and dates at local motels......and/or ships.
....and with "somewhat" simple instruments / tools.....just 'bout anywhere.
16 posted on 07/21/2008 7:01:44 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Um, upon which ocean will these South Dakota ‘ships’ be placed? The RV notion fits ‘landships’ ... if you realize how roomy those things can be, especially with slide-out room extensions. You can even get washers and dryers on them, to ‘clean the linens’ don’tchaknow.


17 posted on 07/21/2008 7:04:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: rfp1234

Exactly...not far to Wyoming or North Dakota


18 posted on 07/21/2008 7:05:43 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: madison10
...and the downside to this is, what, more children don’t die?

To Planned Parenthood, that's about as devastating and apocalyptic a downside it could conjure up.

19 posted on 07/21/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rfp1234
A step in the right direction. It's quite telling that these abortionists would rather quit, or move out of state, than tell the truth to their patients.

Nobody has ever accused pro-aborts of being honest or ethically consistent.

20 posted on 07/21/2008 7:14:27 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Kimmers
Any good physician prior to any surgical procedure will inform the patient of risks involved.....wait a minute, I do not think good physicians are employed by planned parenthood.

Planned Parenthood employs only the ones who've ceremonially trampled the Hippocratic Oath under their feet.

21 posted on 07/21/2008 7:15:38 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

While LifeNews.com puts out topics dear to the heart of every pro-lifer, they cheat via hyperbole and even falsehood. No where in this article is Planned Parenthood’s reason for closing. It is insinuated that it is due to the new law. It would have been easy just to ask Planned Parenthood-—but, no.


22 posted on 07/21/2008 7:18:43 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: rhema

Praise God! Thank you, South Dakota!


23 posted on 07/21/2008 7:21:26 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Tony Snow founnd out - to live is Christ, to die is gain....Thanks be to God for Tony's life!)
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To: rhema

Good - one less abortuarium on this earth. One of Obama’s missions will be to reverse the fortunes of the infanticide brokers.


24 posted on 07/21/2008 7:25:50 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: rhema

Alleluia...here is the Blue Print... C’mon Holy Spirit!!


25 posted on 07/21/2008 7:27:28 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Kuwait where the Weather is always Partly Sandy!)
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To: rhema
Planned Parenthood employs only the ones who've ceremonially trampled the Hippocratic Oath under their feet.

It is so interesting to me, that one of the best OBGYN doctor's daughter heads up Planned Parenthood in SD.

I'm sure Dr. Looby is long since retired. I knew Kate Looby decades ago. Too much personal info, I suppose. It's a shame she's an abort supporter.

26 posted on 07/21/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Rudder
Call 'em up yourself then get back and tell us what they said.

Be sure to identify yourself as coming from Free Republic ~ you know, just like you were a regular newzie.

Bet they tell you to go pound sand.

You don't really expect Planned Parenthood to tell the truth do you? Get serious!

27 posted on 07/21/2008 7:34:20 PM PDT by muawiyah (We need a "Gastank For America" to win back Congress)
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To: Rudder
It is insinuated that it is due to the new law. It would have been easy just to ask Planned Parenthood-—but, no.

Not really. PP taped a sign to its door saying it would be closing at 3 p.m. It was closed all day. At least five women, according to the doctor whose blog is linked in post 1, showed up and left. The doctor writes, These women weren't even notified the clinic would not be able to "serve" them today. Planned Parenthood is in CYA mode - they don't care about women - this is big business. It's not medicine - it's not health care - this is a cartel that kills and covers their trail.

28 posted on 07/21/2008 7:35:00 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

I have often wondered if the abortionists were the BMTMS... (barely made it through medical school)


29 posted on 07/21/2008 7:38:23 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: MHGinTN; Neidermeyer
...upon which ocean will these South Dakota ‘ships’ be placed?

LOL!...just a reply to post #15...maybe flatboats and/or paddlewheelers, on the Missouri, James and Cheyenne Rivers.

30 posted on 07/21/2008 7:43:23 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: Kimmers

Unfortunately, I don’t think so. They’re intelligent individuals committed to their ideaology, though when it comes to morals, they are lacking a soul.


31 posted on 07/21/2008 7:47:24 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: muawiyah
You don't really expect Planned Parenthood to tell the truth do you?

No, not at all.

But, that wasn't my point.

32 posted on 07/21/2008 7:54:57 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: rhema; muawiyah
Planned Parenthood is in CYA mode - they don't care about women - this is big business.

I agree.

But that wasn't my point.

The credibility of LifeNews needs some help because they are more agenda driven than news driven, a position which I have noticed for the past year. They do need to keep an eye on their credibility if they want to proselytize their agenda effectively to those who are not part of the choir.

33 posted on 07/21/2008 8:02:48 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: rhema

Does this decision cover abortificants - drugs that kill the baby?


34 posted on 07/21/2008 8:17:37 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Both Iowa and Minnesota are very close to Sioux Falls, SD. They’ll probably set up shop just across the border.


36 posted on 07/21/2008 9:26:33 PM PDT by bluegirl
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To: rhema

Wow. This is gonna hurt. Planned Parenthood, along with the rest of the multi-billion dollar abortion industry, is a prime launderer of Democrat party campaign dough. Maybe even bigger than the “jackpot justice” lawsuit lawyers lobby.


37 posted on 07/21/2008 9:33:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bluegirl

Yep even Des Moines is only 2 hours away from Sioux Falls, and I believe they have an abortion clinic there.


38 posted on 07/21/2008 9:38:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: rhema
I take it Planned Parenthood didn't have the stomach to tell women the truth.

Abortion is not about saving women’s lives!

Studies Find Abortions Have Long-Term Effects

An Unexpected Correlation: The Legacy of Abortion

Study: Previous Abortions Linked With Pre-Term Birth and Cerebral Palsy

48,589,993

Total Abortions since 1973

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Why the drop after 1960? (in deaths of women from illegal abortions)

The reasons were new and better antibiotics, better surgery and the establishment of intensive care units in hospitals. This was in the face of a rising population. Between 1967 and 1970 sixteen states legalized abortion. In most it was limited, only for rape, incest and severe fetal handicap (life of mother was legal in all states). There were two big exceptions — California in 1967, and New York in 1970 allowed abortion on demand. Now look at the chart carefully.

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Abortion Statistics - Decision to Have an Abortion (U.S.)

· 25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing

· 21.3% of women cannot afford a baby

· 14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child

· 12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy)

· 10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career

· 7.9% of women want no (more) children

· 3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health

2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health

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So how many women’s lives have been saved by abortion?

Only about 3% of abortions since 1972 were reported to be “due to a risk to maternal health.” A reasonable person would recognize that not all of those cases represent a lethal risk. But let’s say they did. That means that nearly 45 million fetuses were butchered to save the lives of about 1.3 million women. Or put another way; 35 babies are killed to save each woman.

Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman.

Roe v Wade: FULL Text (The Decision that wiped out an entire Generation 33 years ago today)

39 posted on 07/21/2008 9:43:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: rfp1234

That’s actually rather amazing. It would be interesting to see what would happen if this became a national law.

I wonder how many physicians would be willing to turn in their medical license to go around these laws. Not many I suspect.

Very nice. It’s about time.


40 posted on 07/21/2008 10:03:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Oh my coolaide has a fist name, it's B A R A K, my coolaide has a second name it's J U A N Y...)
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To: Kimmers; weegee
What do you call the guy in medical school who graduated last in his class?




"Doctor"
41 posted on 07/21/2008 10:13:56 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: rhema

42 posted on 07/22/2008 6:52:57 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Don't blame me, I supported Duncan Hunter.)
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To: TigersEye
The real truth into which the lies upon which Roe v Wade was decided are obscured from the public.

So few realize that pregnancy termination to save a woman's life was legal in all 50 states and the protectorate at the time Roe was being argued in the SCOTUS. Even the people who argued the Roe case seeking blanket approval for slaughtering the alive unborn with impugnity have admitted they lied repeatedly to influence the Court. Yet the court--in an effort to sustain the specious notion that the judges are immune to falsehoods--will not revisit the horrific mistaken ruling! Evil is always based upon lies, even when puffed up black=robed judges are the tools of that evil.

43 posted on 07/22/2008 8:07:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: rhema

Cockroaches scurry for the shadows when a light is turned on.


44 posted on 07/22/2008 8:20:26 AM PDT by Skooz (Property taxes are immoral)
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To: rfp1234
It's quite telling that these abortionists would rather quit, or move out of state, than tell the truth to their patients.

Telling, indeed.

45 posted on 07/22/2008 8:22:55 AM PDT by Skooz (Property taxes are immoral)
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46 posted on 07/22/2008 4:24:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema

Thank you, God!

It seems our many prayers are being answered.


47 posted on 07/22/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: TigersEye
2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health
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There is a wide range of “maternal health” from trivial to truly permanently disabling and true possible death.

I am willing to bet that a large percentage of the 2.8% fell within the range of trivial.

48 posted on 07/22/2008 4:31:27 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: rhema; All

Before everyone gets exuberant...where did this information come from? I ride by there on my way to work and yesterday they were not closed. I prayed in front of the place daily last year. I am having a hard time believing this. Let me do some checking with things here in Sioux Falls.


49 posted on 07/22/2008 9:42:06 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Actually Des Moines is about 4 hrs away and Minneapolis is about the same...they could drive to either location if they were wanting one. The people who will be hit the most with this are those in Wyoming and Nebraska, North Dakota and eastern Montana...if this it is true that it is closing or closed. (I saw plates from these other states drive in during the past year.)


50 posted on 07/22/2008 9:51:51 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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