Planned Parenthood, the government funded “reproductive health services provider” best known for trafficking aborted baby parts, has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina challenging laws they claim are “unconstitutional” restrictions on abortion.
This coordinated effort comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet health standards of surgical centers and requiring their doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
“We are going to fight back state by state and law by law until every person has the right to pursue the life they want, including the right to decide to end a pregnancy,” Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.
McDonald-Mosley went on to say, “Individual rights and freedom go to the heart of who we are as a country, including the right to access safe and legal abortion.”
In reality, the Texas law was undoubtedly responsible for saving the lives of thousands of unborn babies by closing abortion clinics that failed to meet the kinds of medical and safety standards that all legitimate medical centers in the United States meet.
The lawsuit filed against North Carolina by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and three local ob-gyns – Amy Bryant of UNC Healthcare, Beverly Gray of Duke University Hospital, and Elizabeth Deans of Duke Regional Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital – targets the state’s restrictions on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, known most commonly as “late-term abortions.”
The law, which protects unborn babies from abortions after 20 weeks, has been in effect for several decades, but state lawmakers amended the law in 2015 to define “emergency” situations when abortions are allowed after 20 weeks.
ACLU director Jennifer Dalvern described the law suit against North Carolina, as well as other suits filed in Missouri and Alaska, as “the first wave,” indicating many more suits are likely to be filed in the future.
“You need real facts, not junk science, to prove these anti-abortion laws are necessary. All of these laws fail this test,” she told the Independent.
Despite what abortion activists claim, the laws that prohibit later-term abortions, as well as those that require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards, are backed and completely justified by strong scientific evidence and concerns about the well-being of women and children.
The idea that abortions should be allowed after the 20th week of pregnancy is overwhelmingly opposed by the American people as only 27% believe abortions should be legal after the first trimester, a full two months before North Carolina’s restrictions even come into play.
One of the main reasons such overwhelming opposition to these late-term abortions after the first trimester exist is the fact that all biological indicators suggest unborn children are capable of feeling pain by at least the 20th week of pregnancy, and women are at increased risk for the negative effects of abortion.
According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2012, just 1.3% of abortions took place at or after the 21st week of pregnancy.
As of this moment in time, U.S. abortion laws are in more line with China, North Korea, and Vietnam, than the liberal utopias of the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Sweden.
Even Germany and Russia are have more pro-life laws on the books than the United States.
A nation founded to protect the unalienable rights of all people shouldn’t deny those basic rights to the most vulnerable among us simply because they’re dependent, disabled, or merely inconvenient.
Our founders knew that life always comes first, that’s why they formed this great nation on the principle that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with ‘certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’
Without life, there is no liberty.
And without life, there is no pursuit of happiness.