Skip to comments.Judge Rules Against Conscientious Objectors to Abortion [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/10/2019 9:34:51 AM PST by John Semmens
President Trumps restoration of an Executive Order from the Bush Administration that allowed individuals to refuse to participate in performing abortions was voided by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer this week. In his 147-page decision, the Judge found that there is no legal foundation for a person to refuse to obey a state law mandating participation in an abortion procedure. If a state requires a licensed medical practitioner to perform an abortion or to assist in its performance there is no right of conscience escape clause.
Engelmayer rejected assertions that a patient in the 26 states that have laws barring any conscientious objections to abortion have access to thousands of licensed medical practitioners who willingly perform the procedure as contrary to the laws demand that every patient has the right to require any qualified practitioner to perform the procedure. Why should a patient be inconvenienced in any way in her pursuit of the inalienable right to abort her unwanted child? Saying she should have to make the effort to find a willing doctor is the sort of cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the 8th Amendment.
The Judges decision was extended to apply to all states, not just the 26 states party to the case. While these states have differing laws that permit conscience rights these rights stand in opposition to the kind of universal standard sought by the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision and codified by President Obamas 2009 Executive Order requiring all licensed medical personnel everywhere to use their skills to assist any woman seeking an abortion anywhere in the United States.
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Wow, that's a new twist, an especially HORRID one.
Despite slimy Barack Obama appointee U. S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer’s decision, nobody can force an individual to take part in an abortion. They may lose their job for refusing, but it would be worth it to avoid baby-killing. That judge is a slob. He is trying to force people to do something lousy and creepy.
‘there is no legal foundation for a person to refuse to obey a state law mandating participation in an abortion procedure. If a state requires a licensed medical practitioner to perform an abortion or to assist in its performance there is no right of conscience escape clause.’
no legal foundation vs right of conscience
Gee, I wonder which side will will that one...oh if you are an abortion loving Democrat, I already know which side will win that.
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