In recent weeks, we’ve seen the Supreme Court go to bat for Americans’ liberties. And it looks like lower courts are following in their footsteps in several landmark cases.
Because of the COVID panic, many states locked down their residents’ freedoms, depriving them of the right to work, worship, or go to school. It has required citizens to go to the courts to claw back their constitutional rights. Most of the time, the courts—be they state or federal—have sided with Americans.
That also appears to be the case in a recent, controversial case, coming out of Ohio. One that could have serious repercussions across the country. Back in 2017, Republican Governor John Kasich signed an abortion ban into law. The law forbade women and doctors from performing abortions, if the child was diagnosed with Down syndrome.
A federal judge blocked the bill in 2018, after the ACLU, representing a host of abortion providers, sued. But the case has reached the court of appeals. And this is what they decided.
On Tuesday, a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to reverse a ban on a 2017 Ohio law regarding the act of performing abortions on fetuses because they are diagnosed with, or are believed to have, Down syndrome…
The court found that the “right to an abortion before viability is not absolute” and ruled 9-7 that the law did not “create a substantial obstacle to a woman’s ability to choose or obtain an abortion.” The court reversed the district court’s previous imposition of the injunction that blocked the law from being carried out. [Source: Daily Wire]
What’s shocking about this case is how far the ACLU and their clients fought to ensure that doctors could abort children with Downs. Are there not enough babies for these monsters to kill? Do they have to target unborn children with a learning disability—singling them out for destruction—because they despise them?
You can imagine the kind of road we as a society would go down, if we allowed people to end pregnancies because the child might have a disability. Abortion is reprehensible and evil regardless, but if the left had their way, would it mean they’d legalize other ways of “purging” Americans with Downs?
The court seemed to ponder that reality. In their decision, they likened the practice of aborting a Downs child to the eugenics of the Holocaust. One judge called it “pure evil” and said eugenics is the “root” of “selective abortions” today.
When thinking about this law, you might be asking the obvious question. If it truly does protect a downs child from being aborted, what about every other child? Why should we just protect an unborn child with Down syndrome? Why shouldn’t we also find ways of preventing abortions of any child, given how barbaric and outdated the practice is?
That’s a very good question. And it’s the main reason Democrats opposed this law in the first place. Any attempts to limit or restrict the act of abortion get us closer to ending the horrific practice completely. Each step we take gets us closer to the day when unborn children are protected in our country once again.
And the left can’t stand that.
Author: George Smith