Sometimes the U.S. Supreme Court delivers good news without saying a word, and that’s what it did on Monday, December 9 when it declined, without comment, to review a Kentucky ultrasound law.
Under the law, an abortionist must display ultrasound images to a mother prior to abortion, give a detailed description of the images and let the mom hear her baby’s heartbeat.
The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, or H.B. 2, was blocked by challenges brought by EMW Women’s Center, the only abortion business in the state, and the ever-present ACLU.
In April, the law was upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which found that it merely requires “the disclosure of truthful, non-misleading, and relevant information about an abortion,” and does not violate a doctor’s right to free speech under the First Amendment.
Now the law can be enforced. Lives will be saved.
The phrase “truthful, non-misleading, and relevant information” brings us to the heart of the dispute, because the pro-abortion side, here and in other cases, despises the medical and scientific truths that reveal who the unborn child is. Rather than acknowledge these as truths, they dismiss them as propaganda and ideology.
Never mind the science of ultrasound. Never mind fetal heart monitors. Abortion advocates act as if those sights and sounds were manufactured in the back room of the Vatican or of the National Right to Life Committee.
In a statement regarding the Kentucky case, the ACLU said the Supreme Court had “rubber stamped extreme political interference in the doctor-patient relationship” and noted that the physician must do these things even if a woman closes her eyes and blocks her ears.
Picture that for a minute. Can you imagine a patient covering her eyes and ears before knee surgery or an appendectomy?
Does the phrase “See no evil, hear no evil” come to mind? It should. The last thing abortion advocates want to talk about — or worse, have shown on an ultrasound screen — is the child in the womb.
The abortion industry uses the meaningless phrases “fetal tissue” and “products of conception” to obfuscate the humanity of the child in the womb. The Kentucky law makes that humanity undeniable.
Abortion advocates often say they want to make abortion like any other medical procedure, and in every other medical procedure, medically accurate information is given. What’s medically accurate about abortion is that the contents of a pregnant woman’s uterus include a human being with fingers and toes and a beating heart.
That’s not ideology. That’s biology.
If anyone’s ideology is standing in the way of a woman getting accurate information from her doctor, it’s the ideology of the abortion industry.
This is not the first attempt by the abortion cartel to shout down the truth. There have been many such attempts, but the one most reminiscent of the Kentucky law is the lawsuit Planned Parenthood vs. Rounds.
That suit pitted the nation’s largest abortion cartel against a South Dakota law that, among other things, required women to be told, prior to abortion, that an abortion terminates the life of “a whole, separate, unique living human being.”
In its challenge, Planned Parenthood called the language “ideologically charged” and said the state was trying to legislate morality.
But the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2008 in favor of the law, and told Planned Parenthood that the language the law uses to describe abortion and the unborn child is not ideology, but scientific and medical fact.
On the last day of pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin’s term of office, the Supreme Court, by deciding not to review the Kentucky case, has given a gift to the women of that state.
It has given them the truth.
Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. He became a Catholic priest in 1988 under Cardinal John O’Connor in New York. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels to about four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion. He broadcasts regularly on television, radio, and internet. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on abortion, and was asked by then-candidate Donald Trump to serve on his Pro-life and Catholic advisory councils. He has served at the Vatican as an official of the Pontifical Council for the Family, which coordinates the pro-life activities of the Catholic Church. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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