Monday, June 30, 2008

Bravo, Eighth Circuit and South Dakota!

I got this in an e-mail from FRC.

The good news abounded on Friday as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Planned Parenthood in a case that will determine whether or not South Dakota's informed consent law is constitutional. By a 7-4 vote, the judges reversed a lower court decision and ordered the state to enforce a law that requires doctors to tell women who are seeking an abortion that it "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being." Planned Parenthood, desperate to block the law for fear it will hurt business, argued that forcing doctors to tell the truth to women about abortion violates free speech rights. In a revealing statement, the head of Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, Sarah Stoesz, said, "It is not about providing information to women. It is about intruding on the doctor-patient relationship. It is unprecedented and extremely outrageous." No, what's outrageous is that the nation's largest abortion merchant claims to have a woman's best interest at heart yet denies her basic, scientific information about the development of her unborn child. The bottom line is exactly that -- the bottom line. Planned Parenthood's biggest priority is profits, not patients. We applaud the 8th Circuit for upholding this law and recognizing that women deserve to know the truth.

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