Skip to comments.Federal judge refuses to block Kan. abortion rules
Posted on 06/30/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by markomalley
The chief federal judge in Kansas refused Sunday to temporarily block parts of a new state abortion law, including a requirement that providers' websites link to a state site with information they dispute.
But U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil's ruling Sunday in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood came after a state judge ruled Friday in a separate challenge that Kansas couldn't enforce the website requirement for now. Vratil noted the previous ruling, in a case filed by two doctors, in concluding that Planned Parenthood would not suffer irreparable harm if she didn't do the same. The rule was to take effect Monday.
Under the law, a provider's home page will have to provide a link to a Kansas Department of Health and Environment site on abortion and fetal development and contain a statement that the state's information is "objective" and "scientifically accurate." Abortion providers object because the state's information says that a fetus can feel pain by the 20th week of pregnancy, while the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said there's no evidence for such an assertion.
Supporters of the new requirement contend it ensures that women who are considering abortions have access to multiple sources of information about fetal development, the risks of abortion and alternatives to it.
"Women have a right to know that information," said Mary Kay Culp, executive director of Kansans for Life, the most influential anti-abortion group at the Kansas Statehouse.
She said of abortion providers: "They scream, 'The sky is falling,' no matter how reasonable the bill is."
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True! Nothing is allowed to get in the way of the culture of death.
Where does PP get all that money to file all those lawsuits?
They are a billion dollar business.
They do have a mission to cleanse the genetic pool of inferiors, misfits and others unworthy of life. And in their view that first category encompasses the entire black race.
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