Federal Appeals Court Deals Planned Parenthood Devastating Blow – Determines No Right to Public Funding

Elder Patriot| Schadenfreude! Where liberal judges once turned the courts into the radical left’s legislative playground, those tables may now be turning.  

By a vote of 11-6 the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals last Tuesday ruled that Ohio can cut state funding to Planned Parenthood.  This has the left scrambling to recover as abortion has become the sacrament of the feminist wing of the Democratic Party.

The decision overturns a lower court ruling.

The court’s majority held that Ohio’s law barring state health department funding from going to any provider who offers “non-therapeutic abortions” or advocates for abortion rights, “does not violate the Constitution because the affiliates do not have a due process right to perform abortions.”

While Democrats have long defended the practice of abortion citing cases of incest and rape, its legalization without boundaries has spawned a thriving industry that not only terminates pregnancies for any reason but also sells baby parts for profit.

That’s a financial parlay that incentivizes abortions even when that may not be the best course of action for the patient.

The sad fact is that Planned Parenthood has become the largest player in an industry of death, taking the lives of over 900 unborn babies every single day and over 330,000 a year.

That’s a far cry from Bill Clinton’s call, only two decades ago, to keep abortion “safe and rare.”  

Incredibly, for a society that claims to pride itself on its civility and its commitment to protecting the innocent, we have allowed the abortion industry to expand, not just in numbers, but in scope from the first trimester to full-term, and now beyond:.

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And, under pressure from Planned Parenthood to protect and expand the market they’ve carved out for themselves, Democrats keep moving the goalposts on what’s the acceptable limit on performing an abortion:

From WND:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appeared on WTOP Radio to discuss House Bill 2491, also known as the Repeal Act, which would remove all restrictions on abortion in Virginia, even allowing a woman to abort her child while she’s in labor.

When asked if he supported the measure promoted by fellow Democrat Kathy Tran, the governor said doctors could make decisions to allow a baby to die even after it’s born alive.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam explained.

“The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

I had the good fortune of meeting Gianna Jessen, a  survivor of a late-term saline abortion. Here is her story:

How would ending Gianna’s life, once she was delivered, have served to protect the life of her birth mother?

If the decision from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals withstands appeal, it would spell a major blow to both Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party that receives nearly 10% of the federal monies Planned Parenthood receives back in the form of political contributions.