Thursday, August 20, 2009

Judge: Abortion Kills Living Human Being - Roe Doomed

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier's ruling today settled a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood contesting a South Dakota state law requiring abortionists to inform the mother that abortion kills the human in her womb.

-- From "Judge: SD doctors must say abortion ends life" by Carson Walker, Associated Press 8/20/09

[Judge Schreier] upheld part of a South Dakota law that requires women to be told abortion ends a human life, but struck down disclosures that the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide and that they have an existing relationship with the fetus.

She sided with the state in ruling that doctors must make the biological disclosure "that the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being."

Leslee Unruh, founder of the Alpha Center pregnancy counseling center in Sioux Falls, one of the intervening parties in the lawsuit, said she will appeal the suicide and relationship disclosure decisions.

The human being ruling was significant, she said.

"This is the unraveling of Roe (v. Wade). This is a huge, fatal blow to them," Unruh said of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

"We take the human being part and go to the Supreme Court and put the human relationship in. That knocks out Roe v. Wade."

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