Monday, July 21, 2008
Death Takes a Holiday
Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following Law
Sioux Falls, SD (LifeNews.com) -
Monday was the first day that Planned Parenthood, which operates the only abortion business in South Dakota, had to comply with a new state law telling women the truth about abortion. Rather than tell women abortion kills children and has numerous risks, Planned Parenthood closed its doors.
The state law, which the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last week, required abortion practitioners to inform every woman that she is terminating the life of a human being. It requires giving her information about the mental health complications such as a high risk of depression and suicide and physical problems like hemorrhage infection, premature births of subsequent pregnancies, and infertility.
Dr. Allen Unruh, a leading pro-life advocate who works with Alpha Pregnancy Center, told LifeNews.com that Monday was a historic day. "Time will tell if Planned Parenthood plans to re-open it’s doors, but as for now, the regular abortions were canceled today as the abortionist refused to show up," he explained. "We will see if any other abortionists plan to take the risks involved with full disclosure of what they do to women and their unborn children." Full story at LifeNews.com.
Death Departed - Life Flourished
The citizens of South Dakota should be very proud. I'm not from South Dakota, but sure am gratified to live in a country that has a state willing to be sure people are truly informed about this, literally, life or death decision.
It shouldn't be an option -- and I don't think people could see it as an option if they are truly informed -- but this is a beautiful step in a positive direction for this country.
Vote Yes For Life, a South Dakota organization, sent out the folowing in an e-mail about the news:
It appears to us that abortions were suspended at the Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood today. It also appears that they are in disarray as decisions are being made on how to abide by the Informed Consent Law. It is now more important than ever that we pass Measure 11 and halt future abortions in South Dakota. When the opposition reorganizes, they are likely to be stronger than ever. We have to be ready when they resume the business of aborting babies and harming women.
I'll surely be praying for the passage of Measure 11.
In the mean time, for today's good news I say, "Thank you, Lord! Thank you!!!"