Federal Judge places temporary hold on Alabama law banning dismemberment abortions

By Dave Andrusko

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson

Another day, another ruling by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. furthering the abortion agenda. This time Judge Thompson put on hold until an October hearing two new Alabama laws, which NRL News Today has written about at length, which were to into effect August 1.

One bans the hideous dismemberment abortion technique in which a living, growing human being is torn apart and pulverized. Using steel tools, dismemberment abortions rip heads and legs off of tiny torsos as the defenseless child bleeds to death. Alabama is one of six states to ban dismemberment abortions along with Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, and (most recently) Louisiana.

The second law temporarily blocked by Thompson prohibits the issuing or renewals of a health center license to facilities where abortions are performed within 2,000 feet of K-8 public schools.

The ACLU, which brought the suit, was “delighted” with the order which will stay in place for three weeks after an October 4 evidentiary hearing.

“Politicians all across the United States are building walls to prevent women from having access to safe and legal abortion,” said Susan Watson, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama.

For his part, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement, “I intend to vigorously defend the constitutionality of these important laws in federal court at the October hearing.”

The Dismemberment Abortion Act passed the state House of Representatives, 74-26, and the state Senate, 30-2, and was signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley May 12.

According to reporter Mike Cason, “Thompson granted a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the law — by agreement of the parties – to allow the state time to respond and to allow the court to consider the case, his order says.”

Judge Thompson’s name is familiar to NRL News Today readers. Last March, in a 53-page decision, he permanently struck down a part of Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

Last October he ordered the state of Alabama to immediately restore Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

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