Don’t let people convince you that political efforts aren’t making a difference in the pro-life movement. Even with the most pro-abortion President ever, great gains have been made. See Planned Parenthood of Arizona to stop abortions at seven clinics for an example:
Last week an Arizona appeals court lifted an injunction against Arizona’s 2009 Abortion Consent Act. There are four major components to the Act:
1. The abortionist must be the one reading the state-approved informed consent script, not a surrogate, and it must be 24 hours before the abortion.
2. Only doctors can abort, not nurses or midwives.
3. Aborting minors must bring a notarized parental consent form. Parents can now sue if their rights are violated.
4. Not only doctors, but also hospitals, pharmacies, and all health care professionals can opt out of committing abortions or providing emergency contraceptives for moral reasons.
No surprise, it was Planned Parenthood Arizona that originally sued for the injunction.
These look like pretty obvious controls that even pro-choicers should agree with, but they tips their hands that they are really pro-abortion when they oppose them. Only a pro-abort would oppose parents knowing when their kids were going to have a serious surgery to kill their grandchild. Excuses like “but the kids might get beat up by the parents” are meaningless. Using that logic, teachers couldn’t send home bad grades, police couldn’t arrest kids, etc.
Also see some great news in Texas — Numerous Planned Parenthoods close in wake of new Texas law. Thank-you, Rick Perry!