Judge Reverses Order Saying 48-Hour Wait Before Abortions Was Illegal

Abortion advocates are sleeping a little less easily these nights.

A major ruling was reversed at the appellate level in Bristol Regional Women’s Center v. Slatery case that will be taken as a significant blow against abortion rights.

While the case is now likely to find its way to the Supreme Court, the ruling will stand if the Supreme Court punts, as it has done in the past on this issue as well as there already being a precedent in place on the matter.

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The original law in Tennessee required a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion.

The law was put in place to ensure a woman was not rushed into a decision she would later regret or perhaps made before considering all her options, such as carrying to term, then putting the child up for adoption.

A precedent on this had already been set by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

In that instance, the Supreme Court ruled that a 24-hour waiting period was permissible.

Even so, the Tennessee district court ruled against the waiting period.

Judge Amul Thapar, a Trump appointee, referred to the Supreme Court case in his majority (9-7) opinion.

He wrote, “Before making life’s big decisions, it is often wise to take time to reflect. The people of Tennessee believed that having an abortion was one of those decisions.

“So they passed a law requiring a waiting period of 48 hours. Although the Supreme Court upheld a similar 24-hour waiting period in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the district court said that Tennessee’s waiting period violates a woman’s right to have an abortion.

“We disagree and reverse.”

The Judge went on to say the new rule is constitutional because it is not a “substantial obstacle to abortion for a large fraction of women seeking previability abortions in Tennessee.”

Planned Parenthood stated that it would fight the decision, again trying to pitch the idea that abortion is health care.

Source: Breitbart

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16 Responses

  1. Abortion is a sin according to our God. It’s irrelevant what liberals say or think

  2. Labials want to do all our thinking for us, its time we wake up and stop paying Planed Parenthood to fight against our common since laws and out Lords laws.

  3. I think a week would be better, planed parenthood is only after money, before and after in my opinion!

  4. The thing that scares them most, is that a woman will change her mind when given facts and time !!!!! I believe that before every abortion they should have to have a sonogram, information on all options and 48 hours to think things over !!!!!!!!!!! A decision to end a life shouldn’t be rushed or done on a whim !!!!!

  5. I am amazed that human beings think they can play God! Murdering our own children! How much more evil can you get? There are too many ways today to keep from getting pregnant in the first place! God is NOT happy with this country! We have turned our backs on Him and He is very sad! If you don’t believe me, just look around you! Are you enjoying The world of Biden yet? If not, there is more to come I am afraid! If the people will repent and go back to God , he will heal our land! If not, judgment is coming! WAKE UP!! I am praying 🙏

  6. Why is the government involved in abortions? Oh , I forgot, the liberal commies want complete control to decide who lives and dies. Another death blow to America and it has been going on for years.

  7. Abortions are a sin and it is murder. Murder is the one sin that cannot be forgiven., So I pray for all those who are tempted by Planned Parenthood to abort a living soul to have second thoughts. Our government shouldn’t be participating in murder. They need to defund Planned Parenthood, at least the part that does abortions.

  8. Abortion is murder. Anyone who is for killing the unborn in the most ghoulish manner has the blood of that innocent bieng on their hands as well. God will not forget!

  9. How many of those little tikes could have come up with cures for cancers? Solutions for global pandemics? How many of them could have warmed the hearts and souls of human beings to accept one another as we are. How many of them could have risen to the challenges and threats that are at our doorsteps this very minute. God Bless them all. God help us… in our saviors name I pray for us all. 🙏 Amen.

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