Good news from Life News.
Two years ago, there were over 40 abortion facilities operating in Texas with very little oversight. Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that could result in the immediate closure of 13 abortion facilities, leaving only seven open by this weekend.
A spot-check conducted by Operation Rescue early Friday morning of several facilities that are in known non-compliance with the law shows that some have already shut down while others continue to operate.
The ruling blocks a stay issued by a lower court on enforcement of Texas’ HB2, which provides minimum safety standards for abortion businesses, until the State’s appeal of the lower court’s decision that the law is unconstitutional can be heard.
The ruling allowed the full law to be enforced immediately, including portions that were previously blocked by the lower court that pertained to the requirements that abortionists maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities and that those facilities meet Ambulatory Surgical Center standards.
“This is a huge victory and gives us every confidence that all the provisions of HB2 will prevail upon appeal,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, who has coauthored the new book, Abortion Free, that outlines how to implement strategy to stop abortion, including those used in Texas will soon be responsible for closing 83% of all abortion centers in that state. Previous closures have already caused abortion numbers in Texas to plummet.
[…]“Documenting and exposing abortion abuses can serve as the foundation for safety regulations that can shut down substandard abortion mills and save lives. As a result of yesterday’s ruling we expect thousands of women will be spared the trauma and tragedy of abortion and that precious baby boys and girls will grace their lives with blessings,” said Newman. “Protecting the lives of women and their babies is what our work is all about.”
When I posted about the ruling a few days ago, some jackass came on and talked about how now women would be able to kill their babies more safely. It never ceases to amaze me how people can claim to be pro-life and yet practically be pro-abortion. Being pro-life means saving as many unborn children as possible. If you don’t like this law, then you are pro-abortion. Period. End of issue. You don’t get to take credit for the pro-life effects of this law if you opposed it.
I think the take-home lesson on people who oppose incremental pro-life measures that reduce abortion is this: not everyone who claims to be pro-life is intelligent enough to support laws that actually do something to protect unborn children.
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“I think the take-home lesson on people who oppose incremental pro-life measures that reduce abortion is this: not everyone who claims to be pro-life is intelligent enough to support laws that actually do something to protect unborn children”
Exactly. While they can congratulate themselves on being “purists” we’ll be savings more lives and making progress towards a more complete victory.
These laws save babies lives. They save women’s lives. They save the lives of many women who later (sometimes MUCH later) attempt suicide when they wake up to what they did when they killed their babies. They also will reduce the amount of physical trauma that post-abortive women uniformly suffer. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these laws will drive many women (not all, but MANY) into the loving arms of Gospel-centered crisis pregnancy centers and ultimately into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. They will find someone who cares for them, who can help grow them spiritually, emotionally, even economically and even the only One Who can save them.
These are things that they could NEVER find at Planned Murder-in-Da-Hood. What on earth can possibly be wrong with such laws?!? And, when years from now, we hear the inevitable stories of children and adults who found out that their moms were going to abort them until the Texas laws made it more difficult and discouraged them into a CPC, where will the opponents of incrementalism be to tell those children and adults about how they “boldly” fought against the laws that ultimately gave them the life to which they had a God-given right?!?
WK, you wrote “When I posted about the ruling a few days ago, some jackass came on and talked about how now women would be able to kill their babies more safely.”
Was this an AHA type of thing?
I genuinely can’t understand how anyone would think they could rationally make this statement.