Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Unsafe Abortion Mill Stays Open Thanks to Judge:
Unsafe Shreveport Abortion Mill Will Stay Open Until Lawsuit Is Resolved
September 22, 2010
Baton Rouge, LA - Yesterday, a District Court judge ordered that the unsafe Hope Medical Group for Women could remain open until a lawsuit challenging the law used to close the clinic can be resolved.
"Yesterday's ruling degrades women and sends the tragic message that they are not worth protecting from unsafe and predatory abortionists who are clearly operating outside the law. It is nothing less than an outrageous and unjust act of discrimination against women that puts their lives in jeopardy," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Before the hearing, the Center for Reproductive Rights, a radical abortion and child sex advocacy group from New York, filed suit against the DHH on Monday on behalf of five Louisiana abortion mills and one unnamed abortionist to block enforcement of the new law that allowed for emergency license suspension for medical clinics that were found to be dangerous to the public. That case will be heard by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman.
Hope Medical Group for Women will be allowed to remain open pending the outcome of that suit, which could take years to litigate.
DHH spokesperson Linda Faust expressed frustration with the ruling.
"We are disappointed that this abortion facility can remain open while we go through the process of revoking its license. We want to assure Louisiana women that we will continue to fight to protect them from unsafe abortion facilities," she said.
"It is incomprehensible that a judge could be so callous to the health and safety of women that he would allow this dangerous abortion mill to continue to risk their lives, in defiance to the law and the findings of the DHH," said Newman. "We applaud the DHH for working to protect women and appreciate their continued efforts to enforce the law."
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