First Fetal Pain Abortion Ban Lawsuit Welcomed by Pro-Lifers

First Fetal Pain Abortion Ban Lawsuit Welcomed by Pro-Lifers

9/14/2011

 

A leading pro-life organization responsible for the pioneering 20-week abortion ban based on scientific evidence that shows unborn children suffer pain during an abortion is welcoming the first lawsuit filed against it.

Usually, pro-life organizations lament the numerous lawsuits that are being filed by the abortion industry against pro-life bills that stops abortions. These types of lawsuits always hinder the enforcement of such measures, as well as prevent their guarding effects from restraining and minimizing the number of abortions.

The lawsuit in question involved an Idaho woman who filed a case against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act of the state. The law is the latest trend in pro-life legislation that bans abortions and puts the focus on the unborn child as the victim in an abortion procedure. This particular lawsuit is the first brought against any similar measures that state legislatures have passed.

The legislation was crafted in part to build up on the decision of the Supreme Court that upheld the partial-birth abortion ban that Congress passed with hopes of getting the same five Justices to agree to weaken Roe v. Wade further by keeping in place the ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D., the director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee, which is the organization behind the new wave of pro-life legislation, welcomed the filing of the lawsuit, while stating her own belief that the law will be upheld by the Supreme Court.

She said, “We are confident that the Supreme Court will ultimately agree and will recognize the right of the state to protect these children from the excruciatingly painful death of abortion.”

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