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The mother&rsquo;s side, or the little girl&rsquo;s?<br />\n Which side will Planned Parenthood take?<br />\n The mother gets pregnant again. This time, when she undergoes a screening, they discover the unborn child is a boy.<br />\n But then they discover this unborn boy has Down syndrome.<br />\n Once again, the mother &mdash; supported by the father &mdash; decides to abort this unborn child.<br />\n Whose side will the court and Planned Parenthood take?<br />\n The married couple cited here is hypothetical. But the mother&rsquo;s decision to abort one baby because she is a girl and another because he has Down syndrome goes to the core of a real question the Supreme Court refused to answer this week. It let stand a decision handed down by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said it is unconstitutional for Indiana to ban abortions that a mother seeks solely because she is displeased with certain attributes of her unborn child, including the child&rsquo;s sex, race or disability.<br />\n At the same time, the court summarily reversed the appeals court&rsquo;s decision that had overturned another part of this same Indiana law that had required abortion providers to bury or cremate the remains of aborted babies.<br />\n Then-Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana signed this law in 2016. In its opinion declaring the law unconstitutional, the appeals court summarized the law&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban,&rdquo; stating that it prohibited abortions where &ldquo;&rsquo;the pregnant woman is seeking&rsquo; an abortion &lsquo;solely because of the sex of the fetus&rsquo; ... &lsquo;solely because the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome or has a potential diagnoses of Down syndrome,&rsquo; or has been diagnosed with or has a potential diagnosis of &lsquo;any other disability&rsquo; ... or &lsquo;solely because of the race, color, national origin, or ancestry of the fetus.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky sued Indiana to stop this law. In 2017, a U.S. district court declared the law unconstitutional. The appeals court upheld that decision &mdash; citing the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.<br />\n &ldquo;The non-discrimination provisions clearly violate this well-established Supreme Court precedent holding that a woman may terminate her pregnancy prior to viability, and that the State may not prohibit a woman from exercising that right for any reason,&rdquo; the appeals court concluded.</p>\n<p> TELLINGLY, while addressing the law&rsquo;s requirement that aborted babies be buried or cremated, the appeals court felt compelled to critique Indiana&rsquo;s scientific conclusion that an unborn human child is a &ldquo;human being.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;According to the State,&rdquo; the court said, &ldquo;the provisions further the State&rsquo;s legitimate interest in &lsquo;the humane and dignified disposal of human remains.&rsquo; Such a position inherently requires a recognition that aborted fetuses are human beings, distinct from other surgical byproducts, such as tissue or organs.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Indeed, in its brief,&rdquo; the court continued, &ldquo;Indiana maintained that it &lsquo;validly exercised its police power by making a moral and scientific judgment that a fetus is a human being who should be given a dignified and respectful burial and cremation.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;However,&rdquo; said the appeals court, &ldquo;the Supreme Court has concluded that &lsquo;the word &ldquo;person,&rdquo; as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Simply put,&rdquo; the appeals court concludes, &ldquo;the law does not recognize that an aborted fetus is a person. &lsquo;This conclusion follows inevitably from the decision to grant women a right to abort. If even a (non-viable) fetus is a person, surely the state would be allowed to protect (the fetus) from being killed.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n Should it not also be allowed to protect an unborn human being from being killed?<br />\n Not in the view of this appeals court, which ruled that a state may not even stop an abortionist from killing an unborn child because the mother has decided she does not want a girl.<br />\n The Supreme Court did not see this as a pressing question.<br />\n &ldquo;Our opinion likewise expresses no view on the merits of the second question presented, i.e., whether Indiana may prohibit the knowing provision of sex-, race-, and disability-selective abortions by abortion providers,&rdquo; said the court in its unsigned per curiam decision.<br />\n &ldquo;Only the Seventh Circuit has thus far addressed this kind of law,&rdquo; the court said. &ldquo;We follow our ordinary practice of denying petitions insofar as they raise legal issues that have not been considered by additional Courts of Appeals.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> SO AMERICANS will need to wait &mdash; and abortionists will continue to kill unborn babies &mdash; as the Supreme Court seeks what it deems a timelier moment to decide whether all humans have a right to life.</p>\n', created = 1576249814, expire = 1576336214, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:06c83e117059f6b2eb37fbe548134c2e' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Supreme Court: You can abort a baby because she’s a girl — for now

ABORTION: May 29, 2019

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