Fetal pain law taken to court

September 7, 2011 @

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against Idaho’s fetal pain abortion ban, even though the measure has the support of substantial medical evidence.

In approving the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act earlier this year, the legislature found that a child in the womb is capable of feeling pain at a particular point in development. But the complaint against the law claims that it fails to include a constitutionally acceptable exemption for an abortion when necessary to preserve the health of the mother.

“[The legislature] said that at that point, when that unborn child can feel pain, you cannot kill that unborn child — except in extreme circumstances, like, for instance, to avert [the] mother’s death,” reports Mary Spaulding Balch of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). So, Dr. Sean Patrick Kennedy, a certified obstetrician/gynecologist, argues that those who filed the lawsuit fail to notice the law’s “fully adequate provision.”

And the NRLC spokesperson adds that even in that kind of situation, doctors would aim for a live birth and the chance to save the baby’s life. But Balch suggests that one of the reasons abortionists want to stop the law is because it cuts into their business.

“Abortion is a big business; it’s a multimillion dollar business. And if they are not allowed to do a particular abortion, then they lost the sale,” the pro-lifer explains. “So, yes — in many instances, money is the bottom line.”

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