Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Planned Parenthood Calls Texas Ultrasound Ruling 'Abhorrent'

If Planned Parenthood really only wanted abortion to be a small part of the services it offers women, then the organization's reaction to ultrasound legislation should be minimal. Of course, this is not the case, Planned Parenthood adamantly opposes giving a woman any information about her unborn baby in fear that she might make an informed choice not to abort it. This is why Planned Parenthood's CEO is calling a ruling in Texas that affirms the need for a woman to see an ultrasound "abhorrent". From Life News:
Planned Parenthood has a response to the federal appeals court decision allowing Texas women a chance to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion. They call it “abhorrent.”

Writing for the court, Chief Judge Edith Jones was frank about the other side’s failure “to demonstrate constitutional flaws with the law,” which requires women to have a sonogram 24 hours before an abortion. Judge Jones said the state has “legitimate interests in protecting the potential life within her.”

“Denying her up-to-date medical information,” Jones wrote, “is more of an abuse to her ability to decide than providing the information.”

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement that the Fifth Circuit ruling “sets an abhorrent precedent” as other states prepared to consider similar laws to help women receive factual information about their baby and his or her development before making a life or death decision to have an abortion...