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Judge blocks protections for Indiana babies

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/28/19, 05:44 pm

A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Friday that would have protected babies from dismemberment abortion. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker, a nominee of President Ronald Reagan, granted the preliminary injunction against the measure hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal over a similar Alabama law that lower courts struck down.

The Indiana measure, passed by the state’s Republican-dominated legislature this spring, was set to take effect Monday. It would make it illegal for doctors to use instruments such as clamps, forceps, and scissors to tear apart a baby and remove it from the womb in pieces except to save the mother’s life or prevent serious health risk. Last month, the Supreme Court upheld a separate Indiana law requiring abortion providers to treat aborted babies’ bodies in the same way as other human remains. At that time, the justices let stand a lower court ruling against a provision that protects unborn babies from abortions based on race, gender, or disability.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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    Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 06:11 pm

    Just the fact that humans can use the term dismemberment of babies without flinching MAKES ME SICK.

    Hitler's doctors would be proud to point to Americans who can stomach the evilness of abortion. Justices telling the medical community they MUST ABORT. And then telling other nations they must do the same.



  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 07/02/2019 10:55 pm

    WHAT IF...

    Imagine that an intelligent race from another galaxy looks at this piece of real estate we’re sitting on, and decides they want it for their own.  Minus we humans. 

    But also imagine that they’ve observed humans and their warlike ways.  Being only a few thousands compared to our billions, despite having advanced technology the aliens decide war to take this planet carries unacceptable risks, such as destruction of the planet they want, maybe even outright defeat at the hands of humans. 

    So instead they decide on stealth warfare.  They are able to change their form to appear totally human. With their intelligence, they easily mimic charisma and all the other traits that get one elected to high public office, appointed as a judge, elevated to the upper ranks of businesses and civic organizations.  

    Their tactic?  They promote the killing of human young. In numerous ways, they persuade many humans that baby killing might be regrettable but necessary; soon, they tell us it can mean freedom and relief from the burdens of parenthood; later, even that it can become desirable and virtuous. 

    But as the slaughter progresses, some humans discover the ruse, expose the aliens, and demonstrate  to the satisfaction of practically the entire human race what is being done to us. 

    It would be war then, warfare for the survival of our species.  Practically no one would support the killing of babies (except possibly a few radical democrats).  People who had been tricked into killing their offspring would be in the churches weeping, or on Dr. Phil’s show weeping. Babies would be valued and precious and loved. 

    But...  just a fantasy.  Those advocating baby killing, sitting on court benches overturning laws that protect babies, demonstrating on the streets to demand not only their right to kill babies, but even demanding the rest of us pay for it—they’re just fellow humans, fallen and deluded by Satan, as we once were. 

    And way too many of us decide we really shouldn’t be telling them how to lead their lives, so we tsk-tsk at the statistics, and fail to show up for the Right to Life March, write to our Congresspersons, or we even cast a ballot for Hillary rather than that awful Donald Trump. 

    How sad.