Federal judge partially blocks Missouri abortion ban
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked an eight-week abortion ban from taking effect in Missouri but will allow another part of the law to move forward that bans abortion on the basis of race, sex, or disability.
The law, signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parsons, had been set to take effect Wednesday, but U.S. Western District of Missouri Senior Judge Howard Sachs, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, blocked the eight-week ban while the case is under litigation.
The ban provided exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that were the result of rape or incest. Doctors found to flout the law would have faced up to 15 years in prison.
In his opinion, Sachs wrote that the eight-week ban violates Supreme Court precedent. The Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalized abortion nationwide until fetal viability, which is generally understood to be at roughly 24 weeks into...
Michele Munz and Kim wrote: .... Missouri has passed a series of laws restricting abortions, including state-mandated counseling and a 72-hour waiting period. The stateâ€™s new ban on all abortions at or after eight weeks was put on hold by a federal judge. https://tinyurl.com/y5gcdpcz
In Illinois, however, lawmakers have loosened restrictions and expanded access to abortions. https://tinyurl.com/y5pbd5bv
Hope Clinic reports than more than half of its patients are from out of state, said Dr. Erin King, the clinicâ€™s director.
Dr. Colleen McNicholas, the chief medical officer for the St. Louis regional Planned Parenthood, stressed that the opening of the Illinois clinic does not mean the organization has shifted its focus from fighting for access to abortion care in Missouri.
â€śThere are definitely still challenges for folks who donâ€™t live in Illinois to get to Illinois, and we are cognizant of that,â€ť NcNicholas said, â€śand we are working with groups like Hope Clinic and other providers to figure out some of those geographic and logistical barriers.â€ť
excerpt from, "Planned Parenthood quietly built new abortion facility in Fairview Heights" https://tinyurl.com/y698v3ft
Jim, I have personally presented the gospel to thousands of people, and have had the blessed privilege of seeing several hundred converted. As far as anyone knows, you have never presented the gospel to anyone. All you do is spout off about politics. Why donâ€™t you stop being a whited sepulcher, repent and trust Jesus Christ as your own Saviour, and then get out and make some effort to get others saved before your otherwise useless life comes to an end?
Timothy, I'm surprised about your comment on several levels.
To represent the majority of Americans view on abortion more to your liking, the majority of voters are going to have to have a more Christian view on many topics, which they don't have at the moment âť— This of course means that evangelicals instead of aping Unitarian practices of using politics to advance their religious views, should try the Christian way of converting people to Christianity to change the society!
In any event, I would think that Dominionists would be happy with this judge and others, in help speeding up the review of Roe vs Wade by the Supreme Court?
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâ€”to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)