It is good to see that this was upheld...we all know it had nothing to do with the safety of the mother...the disturbing part of course is that any other procedure killing the baby is ok. I personally do not see this procedure as any worse than others...a saline abortion is certainly just as horrific..they all are...the public can just see this one more clearly so it disturbs their denial.
The other sad fact is that if they had been able to show a case where it truly was for the "health of the mother" it would not have been upheld...it then would have been ok to partially deliver these babies and then kill them.
"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor April 9, 2007
Miami, FL (LifeNews.com) -- A woman who is part of a large investigation of abortion businesses in southern Florida was arrested late last month and will be arraigned in two weeks. Siomara Senises, who owned abortion businesses in Miami and Hialeah, was charged with multiple violations after a two-year investigation by health officials.
Senises is accused of not having a licensed physician on staff and allowing a doctor whose license was revoked to do abortions.
She is also accused of assisting in abortions herself, although she has no medical license, and allowing a secretary to hand out prescription drugs.
Police records the Miami Herald newspaper obtained show that no one at either abortion business was licensed to do abortions in the last five years, putting women at risk.
Senises, a 42 year-old Davie resident, was charged with a third degree felony that could land her as much as five years in prison.
Five other people have been charged in association with the investigation, including Belkis Gonzalez, who owns the A Gyn of Miramar abortion center and is Senises' partner. Gonzalez was jailed on two felony counts related to abortions at the facility, also known as the Miramar Women's Center.
Gonzalez was taken into custody in February and later released on $1,000 bond and Senises was arrested then as well but later released.
The pair were the subject of a probe by both local police and the state Department of Health.
According to documents in the case, Kieron Nisbet, who had a limited medical license to only practice in a hospital, and Robelto Osborne, who had his license revoked by the state, were doing the abortions at the centers.
Osborne told the Herald that the women knew his license had been canceled but they allowed him to do abortions anyway.
Nisbet fled the country and Osborne turned himself in and was sentenced on his charges receiving two years community control, followed by three years probation.
Two other unlicensed employees of the abortion facility, Rojas and Joselin Collado, were later charged as well.
This is not the first time the pair has been in the news.
Last July, both were involved in a case where a baby was born alive at an abortion clinic in Hialeah.
The GYN Diagnostic Center in Hialeah closed for good last August. According to witnesses, an unnamed young woman went there for an abortion. Police say the 18 year-old returned the next day complaining of sever stomach pains.
Abortion facility staff told her the abortion practitioner was not available and that she would have to wait. After being taken to a waiting area, the woman allegedly gave birth to the baby that she thought had been aborted the day before.
Officials say an anonymous caller, who they believe is an employee at the abortion business, alerted them to the birth and the infanticide of the child afterwards. However, when police arrived at the abortion facility, the baby's body was missing.
They came back a second time and found the dead baby in a biohazard bag. Detectives say abortion facility staff likely moved the baby's body the first time to avoid detection.
among them that "Ava Torre-Bueno, a psychotherapist and author of "Peace After Abortion" believes that "having an e-card for abortion says this is like every other life event."
Aspen believes "An e-card symbolizes that a woman who has had an abortion deserves acknowledgement and love and that silence and shame are no longer the consequences of abortion.
I want to express my deep appreciation to each of our supporters – each of you has been a part of creating this change and it is with your help that we will continue to achieve our mission of creating a social climate where each person’s unique experience with abortion is supported, respected and free from stigma. "
I say good luck to her...the truth is women are smarter than that all the tee shirts, ecards or any other things they canthink of are going to erase the stigma or the pain of having taken the life of our unborn children.
The following highlights recent news of state actions on abortion-related legislation.
North Dakota: The Senate on Thursday voted 41-6 to pass an amended version of a bill (HB 1466) that allows the Legislature to call itself into special session if Roe v. Wade -- the 1973 Supreme Court decision that effectively barred state abortion bans -- is overturned to determine if the ruling would allow lawmakers to impose more restrictions on abortion, the AP/Fargo Forum reports. The Senate approved the amended bill after striking down two proposals that sought to make the procedure a felony, the AP/Forum reports (Wetzel, AP/Fargo Forum, 4/5). The original bill, which passed the House by a 61-26 vote in January, would have made performing an abortion punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine (Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 1/31). The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Tracy Potter (D,) passed by a 26-21 vote. The amended version of the bill now moves to the House (AP/Fargo Forum, 4/5).
Oklahoma: The House last week voted 73-22 to approve a bill (SB 714) that would prohibit the use of state or federal funds to perform abortions except for procedures to save the life of pregnant women, the AP/Joplin Globe reports. The measure also would bar using state-supported hospitals, clinics and equipment to perform abortions. In addition, the legislation would tighten the bypass provision of the state's informed consent law by changing the definition of "medical emergency." Under current law, physicians can bypass the informed consent requirements if a woman seeking an abortion is experiencing a medical emergency (Talley, AP/Joplin Globe, 4/3). The bill also would make all state employees ineligible to perform the procedure except to save the life of the woman, the Daily Oklahoman reports (Mock, Daily Oklahoman, 4/4). Rep. Doug Cox (R), who opposes the measure, offered amendments to the bill that would have given more discretion to physicians in recommending abortions to women with medical conditions that could affect her or her fetus' health. All of Cox's amendments were either not considered or tabled (AP/Joplin Globe, 4/3). Rep. John Wright (R), who wrote the House version of the bill, said that the bill would not apply to private physicians *(Daily Oklahoman, 4/4). The Senate has already passed the legislation, but the measure now returns to the chamber for final approval. The Oklahoma State Medical Association opposes the bill (AP/Joplin Globe, 4/3).
South Carolina: Attorney General Henry McMaster (R) in a letter read by a Senate committee on Wednesday said a bill (H 3355) that would require women seeking abortions to view ultrasound images of their fetus before undergoing the procedure could be considered unconstitutional if it is interpreted as forcing an unwilling patient to see the images, the AP/Boston Herald reports (Adcox, AP/Boston Herald, 4/5). House lawmakers last month voted on the bill and sent it to the Senate after defeating amendments that would have exempted women whose pregnancies are the result of rape or incest from the requirement. The legislation is supported by Gov. Mark Sanford (R). Under the state's informed-consent law, which was passed in 1994, abortion providers are required to tell women the likely age of their fetuses and provide information about fetal development and abortion alternatives. In addition, women must consider the information for a minimum of one hour before undergoing the procedure (Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 3/23). McMaster previously told the Senate committee that he supports the bill and that it could hold up to a legal challenge. The letter read to the committee on Wednesday aimed to offer advice, McMaster wrote. "In my opinion, it would be illegal and improper for the state to force a person seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound image against her will," McMaster's letter read. McMaster, who did not attend the committee hearing, wrote that the bill places requirements on doctors and not women seeking abortions. According to McMaster, the bill would be easier to defend against a legal challenge if it is clarified that a woman would be able to opt out of the requirement. The Senate panel postponed a vote on the bill and is scheduled to meet again in two weeks (AP/Boston Herald, 4/5).
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