Obama-appointed Judge Delivers Injustice against Unborn Children

June 30, 2016

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Fichter: “We urge the state to appeal”

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Today Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s request for an injunction against Indiana’s Dignity for the Unborn Law before it could take effect on July 1. The Dignity for the Unborn Law prohibits abortions for the sole reason of the child’s gender, race, national origin or a potential disability, among other measures.

Indiana Right to Life predicted Pratt, who was appointed by President Obama, would block the Dignity for the Unborn law from taking effect. Pratt has a history of siding with the abortion lobby; Pratt blocked provisions of a 2011 Indiana law that denied taxpayer funds to abortion businesses and required that pregnant women be told about an unborn child’s ability to feel pain.

“Today a federal judge denied the civil rights of unborn children, then proceeded to equate aborted children to common medical waste by blocking dignified disposal,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “This ruling is an appalling human rights injustice and we urge the state to appeal.

“Abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood turn to activist judges anytime they believe their lucrative businesses are threatened. It is no surprise that a judge appointed by Obama with a history of ruling against pro-life measures would block the Dignity for the Unborn law. Today’s decision is one small step in the legal process to uphold the Dignity for the Unborn law as the state protects the civil rights of unborn children.”

The Dignity for the Unborn law deals with various measures related to abortion, including putting into law Hoosiers’ longstanding values that babies shouldn’t be aborted because of disability, gender or race. In addition, it provides perinatal hospice information to parents who receive a negative prenatal diagnosis. It imposes respectful disposal methods of aborted fetal remains so that baby body parts aren’t comingled with gall bladders and treated as medical waste. It prohibits the transportation of an aborted baby into or out of Indiana except for the purpose of final disposition. It also increases informed consent for women by prohibiting group counseling before an abortion so that the woman has an opportunity to discuss the upcoming abortion procedure in private.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.
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Supreme Court Places Women at Risk

June 27, 2016

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WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two provisions in a comprehensive 2013 pro-life Texas law. The provisions protected women seeking abortions by requiring that abortion doctors maintain hospital admitting privileges and required abortion facilities to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.
Indiana Right to Life’s President and CEO, Mike Fichter issued the following statement:

“The Supreme Court showed an utter disregard for women’s health and safety through today’s ruling. The 2013 Texas law that requires abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges and that buildings meet common medical standards is for the protection of women. The abortion industry will fight any regulation that they feel threatens their ability to profit off women in crisis situations.

“A law on admitting privileges, similar, though not exact, to the Texas law, has stopped abortions in at least one Indiana community since December 2013. After a local physician rescinded his back-up admitting relationship with Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, Klopfer was forced to suspend abortions in Fort Wayne. Klopfer lives three-hours away in Crete, Ill. and is unavailable to immediately care for women experiencing complications following an abortion. Women in Northeast Indiana have been protected by an admitting privilege law.

“We will be reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision thoroughly to see how this legal precedent could impact Indiana’s laws on admitting privilege and abortion facility building standards.”

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.
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The Dignity of Unborn Children Goes On Trial Tomorrow in United States District Court

June 13, 2016

iStock_000020162565_ExtraSmallTomorrow marks a historic day for Indiana and the nation as the dignity of unborn children goes on trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  The core issues to be argued before Judge Tonya  Walton Pratt revolve around the humane disposal of aborted babies in Indiana, as well as Indiana’s new protections, established in civil rights code, preventing unborn children from being aborted for the sole purpose of gender, race, national original, Down syndrome or other disability.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood are once again teaming up in hopes of blocking Indiana’s new protections from going into effect on July 1.  The expected ACLU argument will be that the free speech rights of abortion facility workers, who profit from the act of dismembering unborn children, outweighs the basic right to live for a baby with Down syndrome, or for the little girl whose parents would rather have a boy, or for the little boy whose life is being terminated for no other reason than the color of his skin.  These are the children whose civil rights the ACLU is hoping to deny.  What a strange contradiction for an organization with “civil liberties” incorporated into its name.

Regarding the humane disposal of aborted babies, the ACLU will argue that it is nonsense to require that aborted babies be treated any differently than any common medical garbage.  Just months ago Indiana learned that the bodies of aborted babies were being shipped in 31-gallon drums to a medical waste plant in Indianapolis to be ground up with other garbage, and even persons with no interest in the abortion debate were horrified.  Yet this inhuman process of disposing of aborted babies is exactly what the ACLU will be arguing to protect tomorrow on the basis that dignified disposal via cremation or interment will unfairly add to the cost of an abortion.

These are the issues that will be argued tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.  Undoubtedly the ACLU and Planned Parenthood are feeling optimistic about their chances with full understanding that the judge hearing the arguments is an appointee of President Obama and the same judge who struck down Indiana’s defunding of Planned Parenthood years ago.

Yet tonight, as the lawyers for both sides sharpen their arguments in preparation for tomorrow’s hearing, there is something you and I can do as well.   Will you pray that justice for unborn children will prevail in the courtroom tomorrow?

Many will argue that tomorrow’s hearing is more about any number of side issues, such as its political impact in Indiana, the impact of the Obama administration on the federal courts, the rabbit trails of free speech and costs of doing abortions, even the possible influence on presidential politics.

Don’t be distracted.  The dignity of unborn children goes on trial tomorrow.  And what this and future courts of appeal will decide will be an illumination of the heart condition of America.

Obama-appointed Judge Likely to Side with Planned Parenthood

June 13, 2016

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Judge Pratt Will Consider Planned Parenthood’s Request for an Injunction against the Dignity for the Unborn Law Tomorrow
INDIANAPOLIS – Tomorrow, June 14, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana will consider Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s request for an injunction against Indiana’s Dignity for the Unborn Law before it takes effect on July 1. The Dignity for the Unborn Law prohibits abortions for the sole reason of the child’s gender, race, national origin or a potential disability, among other measures. Indiana Right to Life predicts Pratt, who was appointed by President Obama, will block the Dignity for the Unborn law from taking effect.

“Judge Pratt was appointed by the most pro-abortion president in history and she has a history of being sympathetic to the abortion lobby,” stated Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “In 2011, Judge Pratt famously sided with Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. She blocked provisions of a historic law that denied public funding to abortion businesses and informed pregnant women of the unborn child’s ability to feel pain.

“The Dignity for the Unborn law protects unborn children from discriminatory abortions. No child deserves a death sentence because of his or her gender, race, national origin or negative prenatal diagnosis. This law brings compassion to the child and the mother, including through measures like providing information on perinatal hospice. We will continue to stand with the legislators and our governor who supported this law as we continue through the legal process. This law is constitutional and eventually the courts will recognize that fact, even if we face a setback tomorrow due to Judge Pratt.”

The Dignity for the Unborn law deals with various measures related to abortion, including putting into law Hoosiers’ longstanding values that babies shouldn’t be aborted because of disability, gender or race. In addition, it provides perinatal hospice information to parents who receive a negative prenatal diagnosis. It imposes respectful disposal methods of aborted fetal remains so that baby body parts aren’t comingled with gall bladders and treated as medical waste. It prohibits the transportation of an aborted baby into or out of Indiana except for the purpose of final disposition. It also increases informed consent for women by prohibiting group counseling before an abortion so that the woman has an opportunity to discuss the upcoming abortion procedure in private.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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