Skip to comments.Texas Gives Women a Choice, Planned Parenthood Goes Apoplectic
Posted on 01/15/2012 11:29:01 AM PST by Kaslin
The basic components of a choice are easiest understood as a selection of one option out of the two or more options that are presented at any given time. Often choices are simple: vanilla or rocky road, for example. But sometimes they are difficult, especially if the choice in view carries life-alteringand perhaps even life-endingconsequences. One thing, however, is for surewhen only one avenue or one side is presented there is no real choice to be made.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott understands this and also understands that Planned Parenthood hasnt really been providing mothers in Texas with a choice when it comes to abortion. Therefore, he supported passage of a new law that requires doctors to show mothers a sonogram of their babies before aborting them. Once they see the child, they can make a real (informed) choice to allow Planned Parenthood to kill him or her. Or not, more than likely, since studies have shown that mothers who see their babies before making that decision overwhelmingly choose life.
This lawthe Sonogram Billwas immediately challenged in court upon its passage, and federal district court Judge Sam Sparks halted parts of the laws implementation just two days before they would have gone into effect. In turn, Abbott appealed Sparks decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which reversed Sparks decision by declaring the law constitutional earlier this week.
In expressing the courts opinion, Chief Judge Edith Jones said that Texas had legitimate interests in protecting the potential life within [mothers]. And concerning the issue of making informed choices, Jones wrote, Denying [a mother] up-to-date medical information is more of an abuse to her ability to decide than providing the information.
Texas Governor Rick Perry responded by calling the ruling a victory for all who stand in defense of life.
He also addressed the fact that women now have the information necessary to make an informed choice: Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy, and this important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the facts about the life she is carrying, and understands the devastating impact of such a life-ending decision.
But not everyone was happy with the fact that Texas women now have a choice. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, referred to the 5th Circuits ruling as abhorrent.
Strange isnt it? The very organization which has framed the abortion argument around a womans right to choose is now repulsed by the fact that women have a choice. Or is Richards really repulsed by the loss of revenue this billion-dollar-a-year abortion giant will suffer as mothers truly understand what abortion is and does?
>> Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, referred to the 5th Circuits ruling as abhorrent.
A facilitator of human killing is distressed...
Vampires. There’s just no other word for it...
Thanks to Gov. Perry. Is it too late for this country to come to it’s senses and choose Perry for president?
It is exactly so!
It’s never been about choice for Planned Murderhood, except for the choice between MasterCard or Visa.
Judge Edith Jones was nominated by Ronald Reagan...
Judge Edith Jones was appointed by Ronald Reagan...
This is a good law but only a beginning. More certainly needs to be done to stop abortion on demand.
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thank you, TEXAS!!
Thank you Kaslin for the post.