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Kansas Supreme Court allows dismemberment abortion

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/26/19, 01:45 pm

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state constitution makes abortion a right and blocked the nation’s first law protecting babies from dismemberment abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy. The ruling stops the state from enforcing a 2015 law that said abortionists could not use forceps or similar instruments on a live baby to remove it in pieces from the womb. National Right to Life crafted the model bill and said 10 other states have since enacted similar laws. According to state health department statistics, 6.7 percent of abortions in Kansas used the method in 2018.

The justices ruled 6-1 on the language of the state constitution. Justice Caleb Stegall, in his dissenting opinion, said the ruling “fundamentally alters the structure of our government” to “arbitrarily grant a regulatory reprieve” for abortion. The state Supreme Court sent the case back to the lower court for a trial on the original lawsuit but kept the injunction in place, saying the suit would likely invalidate the law. The ruling opens the door to further legal challenges to laws protecting unborn babies in the state.

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  • CJ
    Posted: Fri, 04/26/2019 04:27 pm

    Even without the accompanying article, this headline underscores the evil of abortion. It’s sickening that anyone would do this, let alone defend it. 

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    Greg Mangrum
    Posted: Sat, 04/27/2019 10:04 am

    This makes me angry! We so deserve God’s wrath; He has been more merciful and long suffering than we deserve. In Kansas of all places :-(...

    Posted: Fri, 04/26/2019 04:50 pm

    WHOA! It is clear these people do not believe in God. Just them saying it blows my mind!

    I can't even imagine what God has in store for them in hell. You don't have to believe to go there.


  • RC
    Posted: Mon, 04/29/2019 09:20 am

    While that procedure is absolutely horrible what about the other 93.3% of abortions in Kansas? Those babies are just as dead.  Depending on our judicial system for justice, is obviously not working. Help Pregnancy Support Centers to save lives.  They provide a sonogram of the baby and when most mother’s see that picture, of their baby, they wake up to the reality of the baby’s humanity.