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April 15, 2010

Groundbreaking Pro-Life Legislation

Filed under: Abortion — cubsfan1980 @ 8:42 pm
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Last night I got a text message from a friend asking that I pray that the Supreme Court does not overturn the new pro-life legislature in Nebraska.  This is a piece of legislation is monumental and many believe it challenges the foundation of the Roe V. Wade decision.  Nebraska’s new pro-life legislation is one which makes abortion illegal after 20 weeks on the basis of fetal pain (except for the case of medical emergency, the mother’s death is imminent or a serious risk of “substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function.”)

Most states have a law which forbids abortion after the baby is viable, which is at the earliest 22 weeks, although that can vary from case to case.  Even though there is a two week difference, this legislation is ground breaking because scientific evidence for fetal pain has never been used by the courts before.  The following is from an article in the New York Times on this legislation.  To read the whole article go to http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/us/14abortion.html

What is perhaps most notable about the law is that it takes aim at abortions from an utterly different perspective — the possibility of fetal pain — than states have tried historically, said officials at the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on reproductive health and rights.

In some states that mandate counseling for women considering abortions, the women are told of a possibility that fetuses may have the capacity to feel pain. But no other state cites that possibility as part of a law restricting abortions.

After the death of George Tiller, a doctor in Nebraska by the name of Leroy Carhart wanted to take his place as the leader of performing late term abortions.  This would, according to one pro-life group, make Nebraska the late term abortion capital of the midwest.  Statistics are showing that America is becoming more pro-life and this is one proof of it, as this bill is the result of Nebraskans not wanting their state to become known for late term abortion.

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, has been quoted as saying this about the bill,”If some of these other anti-abortion bills have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade, this takes an ax to it.” Please pray that this is what is needed to sharpen the axe to taken down Roe V. Wade.

For more information please go to:

NE Fetal Pain Bill Advanced: Late-Term Bills In Two States Could Limit Carhart’s Abortion Business
Nebraska Moves Ahead with Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain
A Strategy for the Next Supreme Court Abortion Battle?

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2 Comments »

  1. This is a fantastic development! Let’s hope it stands!

    http://tinyurl.com/life-is-precious

    Comment by everyeachlife — April 15, 2010 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  2. I had a difficult time reading this because the font was so small. If possible, it would be nice if you would use a larger font so old dudes like me wouldn’t have to strain to read it. I’m sure there must be someway to increase the font size, but I didn’t know how to do it. Have a good day, Bud!

    Comment by Bob Lewis — April 16, 2010 @ 7:54 am | Reply


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