Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Usual Suspects

The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are at it again.

According to the Detroit News, they've filed a lawsuit to challenge Michigan's Legal Birth Definition Act, which defines legal birth at the time when any non-severed portion of a child is visible outside her mother. The goal is to define legal birth in order to ban partial-birth abortion by declaring it to be infanticide.

As usual, the opponents of this law are full of baloney.

The News states that, "The law's critics say it is deceptive, extreme and would prohibit virtually any method of abortion.

The Rev. Mark Pawlowski, CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, said "this radical law goes far beyond any other legislation in the country, threatening women's ability to obtain even a first-trimester abortion and, in some instances, preventing doctors from treating miscarriages."

Read the law. "Reverend" Pawlowski is obviously lying or has never read the law.

The law plainly states that "A physician or an individual performing an act, task, or function under the delegatory authority of a physician is immune from criminal, civil, or administrative liability for performing any procedure that results in injury or death of a perinate while completing the delivery of the perinate under any of the following circumstances:

(a) If the perinate is being expelled from the mother's body as a result of a spontaneous abortion...."

So how does this law prevent doctors from treating women who are having miscarriages aka spontaneous abortions? The law clearly states that a physician is immune from liability if the woman is having a miscarriage.

What first trimester abortions involve children whose non-severed body parts are visible outside the mother's body?

If I was pro-choice I'd be completely embarrassed by the fact that one of my movements leaders is completely ignorant of a law he is commenting on or is obviously lying.

1 comment:

  1. I have some more background information regarding the Legal Birth Definition Act--which will be helpful in debunking pro-abortionists' specious arguments opposing it--at The Principled Objection.