Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Planned Parenthood Not Attacking New Pro-Life Bills?

A number of new pro-life legislation has been passing on the state level. The odd part? Planned Parenthood has not been as active in opposing them. Here's an excerpt from the article:
Despite a wave of late-term abortion restrictions being signed into law in state capitals, advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood so far have held back on filing any legal challenges.

The hesitation could be a sign that the groups are concerned about their chances in court. The new proposals would ban most abortions after about 20 weeks into pregnancy, narrowing the window in which a woman can seek an abortion, based on claims that a fetus can feel pain after that period. Though these proposals are seen by pro-choice advocates as an assault on reproductive rights, the litigation hasn't started flying.

Mary Spaulding Balch, state legislation director for the National Right to Life Committee, suggested that's because the momentum is against those groups.
"It would seem to me that they fear a public debate that focuses on the pain of the unborn child," she told

The latest state law to impose these restrictions comes out of Oklahoma. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday afternoon signed a bill, one of two anti-abortion measures, making abortions after the 20-week mark a felony for the doctor.
Read the whole article - very interesting.

1 comment:

Robert Treat said...

Planned Parenthood is running scared. See the latest post in my blog.