The Supreme Court is still on a knife’s edge, but today it made a stunning decision against Democrats—they’re going to be feeling this for a while.
Of the many issues that divide Americans, few are as polarizing as abortion.
People who support abortion often depict themselves as champions of women, but they are not really pro-choice. They are merely anti-consequences. In their desperation to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, thousands of women make the decision every year to terminate their child’s life.
The horrific reality of abortion has caused scores of Planned Parenthood employees to leave the organization in order to become pro-life advocates.
One of those advocates, Abby Johnson, worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director but resigned in October 2009. She resigned after watching an abortion on an ultrasound, and finally realized she’d been complicit in murder.
Now she spends her days attempting to atone for her past by defending the defenseless, and recently her organization, Coalition for Life, scored a huge victory for unborn children in Arkansas.
The U.S. Supreme Court let Arkansas start enforcing a law that effectively bars pill-induced abortions, turning away an appeal by two Planned Parenthood clinics and at least temporarily leaving the state with only one abortion provider.
The justices rejected the appeal in a one-line order, without any published dissent, suggesting the court’s liberals made a tactical decision not to object publicly at this point.
Republicans across Arkansas and America rejoiced at the court’s ruling. “Protecting the health and well-being of women and the unborn will always be a priority,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “We are a pro-life state and always will be as long as I am attorney general.”
Planned Parenthood claims to be advocates for women, but the truth is they merely want to profit off of their abortions.
These clinics are failing to take basic measures to ensure the safety of their patients, refusing to submit to regulations that even nail salons are required to meet, such as air purification.
Another requirement Arkansas clinics refused to meet was the requirement that abortion doctors administering abortion pills must have hospital admitting privileges. This law guarantees that if an abortion goes wrong and the mother’s life is at risk, she can be rushed to a hospital quickly.
But Planned Parenthood fights this law, saying that it doesn’t provide any health benefits and only puts a burden on their ability to care for patients, because they can’t find any doctors to willing to be contract doctors.
This is fundamentally untrue, and Republicans in the state are fighting both for mothers and their babies. Banning abortion pills not only spares the child from pain. It spares the mother as well, as abortion pills are known to cause severe health issues, including death.
Hopefully this measure will be enacted at every Planned Parenthood clinic across the country, until abortion, and Planned Parenthood itself, are a distant memory of our barbaric past.