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Posted: 9/23/2005 8:57:42 AM EDT
www.channelcincinnati.com/news/5009477/detail.html

Federal Court Puts Ohio Abortion Law On Hold

CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court put on hold Ohio's abortion law hours before it was to go into effect Thursday.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay, characterized by the Ohio attorney general's office as a stopgap measure to allow the court more time to decide whether to delay the law further while judges consider an appeal.

The law, passed in 1998 but never allowed to go into effect, requires minors to get consent from at least one parent before having an abortion. It also requires women seeking an abortion to receive counseling from a doctor at least 24 hours in advance.

A U.S. District Court judge ruled earlier this month that the law was constitutional. It had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued on behalf of Cincinnati Women's Services.

The clinic had said it could not afford to hire additional doctors necessary to comply with the law and would close at 5 p.m. Thursday, when the law was to take effect.

A recorded message on the clinic's phone line late Thursday indicated no change in its regular hours.

Following her Sept. 8 ruling, Judge Sandra Beckwith granted the clinic's request to delay implementation of the law for two weeks.

When she declined to postpone it further, the clinic appealed to the 6th Circuit.

"The 6th Circuit Court's order today is not a stay that will remain in place throughout the appeal. Instead, it's a stopgap measure to give the court more time to read our response tomorrow and then decide whether to grant a stay for the length of the appeal," said State Solicitor Doug Cole.

"We're hopeful that when the court reads the brief we will file tomorrow, they will find it is not necessary or appropriate to extend this stay for the entire appeals process, so that our law could finally go in to effect."

An ACLU attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:09:47 AM EDT
Are they also against minors who are seeking abortions from being asked to identify the father? It is, after all, statutory rape. Is that crime not being enforced?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:27:01 AM EDT
On what grounds is the court declaring the law unconstitutional?

If it were a Federal law, I would agree that it was unconstitutional because it's a state issue and outside the Feds' jurisdiction. But this is a state law.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:30:35 AM EDT
oh boy, our heroes the ACLU at it again.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:30:54 AM EDT
What pisses me off is hearing Democrats say that judges who support parental consent and partial birth abortion bans are "out of the mainstream" when 30 states, through there elected representatives, have tried to limit abortions. It was not the people, it was the judges that struck them down
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:32:29 AM EDT
Every time I start to get worked up about this subject, I think of the welfare types breeding and all of a sudden the whole anti abortion loses all its steam with me. For some reason, NO refugees and episodes of COPS come to mind. Then I decide to just let that dog sleep.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:33:01 AM EDT
Does any parent really want their kid to undergo a medical procedure w/o their consent?

And yes the minor was raped.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:35:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
oh boy, our heroes the ACLU at it again.



Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:43:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By david_g17:
oh boy, our heroes the ACLU at it again.



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nice...really nice
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:50:54 AM EDT
Is there any other serious medical procedure a minor may undertake without consent of a parent or guardian? Or is this the only one because of the politics involved.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:59:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XJ:
Is there any other serious medical procedure a minor may undertake without consent of a parent or guardian? Or is this the only one because of the politics involved.


You cant even get a physical done without parental consent. Why the hell the think a major procedure like abortion shouldnt be notified is down right retarded.
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