March 21, 2018

USA: Federal Judge Blocks Ohio's Ban On Abortions After Down Syndrome Diagnosis. This Judge Used To Be President of Cincinnati's Planned Parenthood, Appointed To Judge By President Obama. 😦😠

This monster is bragging about cutting the cord as in vocal cord so the baby she referred to as a fetus could NOT SCREAM. If it wasn't human how the hell could it scream. Very sick people.
USA Today
written by Jessie Balmert, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday March 15, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has blocked a controversial Ohio law banning abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black blocked Ohio's law from taking effect March 23, calling it a violation of privacy.

"It violates the right to privacy of every woman in Ohio and is unconstitutional on its face," Black wrote.

The law, passed by Ohio's Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. John Kasich, would impose criminal penalties on doctors who perform abortions after learning that the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Black issued a preliminary injunction, which would block the law from going into effect next week while it is reviewed.

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed last month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Dr. Roslyn Kade of Cincinnati and several other abortion clinics. They sued the Ohio Department of Health, state medical board and local prosecutors.

“This law is about restricting abortion, plain and simple,” Jerry Lawson, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, said in a statement.

Just a few other states — including Indiana and Louisiana in 2016 and North Dakota in 2013 — have implemented similar laws. In 2017, Indiana's also was deemed unconstitutional.

This year legislators in a few other states — including Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Utah — are proposing bans on abortion if a fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Black referenced the Indiana court decision in his order.

Still, proponents of the law — including Ohio Right to Life — say it will save the lives of unborn children and prevent eugenics.

They also questioned the judge's impartiality. Black, who was nominated by President Obama, served as president and director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati in the late 1980s.

Both were unpaid positions. Black recused himself from a 2014 case involving Planned Parenthood.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is reviewing the decision but will continue to vigorously defend Ohio law, a spokesman said..
The Daily Wire
written by Paul Bois
Monday March 19, 2018

All are equal under the law, except when that law is being administered by judges who used to serve at the pleasure of abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood.

Just recently, the state of Ohio rejected eugenics by banning abortion of Down syndrome babies. However, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black struck down that ban this past Wednesday because federal law makes it "crystal clear" that states may not ban the act, he said. It just so happens that Black has strong ties to Planned Parenthood.

"While the ruling drew widespread attention, few mainstream news outlets mentioned that Black has very strong ties to Planned Parenthood, one of the groups challenging the law," reports LifeNews. "Black is a former director and president of the abortion chain’s Cincinnati affiliate. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama appointed him to the bench."

Those facts make it pretty "crystal clear" that federal judge Black is not an unbiased legal voice, but an appointed shill of radical pro-abortionists. Which is fine if Black just had the cajones to admit it, such as when he recused himself from a similar lawsuit against Planned Parenthood back in 2014. Apparently, Down syndrome babies were just too easy a target to pass up.

Paula Westwood of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, said to One News Now that the mainstream media has largely ignored Black's connections to PP, noting that other federal judges have recused themselves in similar situations.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman said that they will review Black's ruling and begin filing an appeal.

In Denmark, only four Down syndrome babies were born in 2016. In the neighboring country of Iceland, the eradication of Down syndrome babies has reached nearly 100%. France has gotten in on the race too; most recently, the country banned a television commercial featuring Down syndrome children because it upset women who previously aborted their Down syndrome babies.
Breitbart News
written by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
Friday March 16, 2018

An Obama-appointed federal judge has blocked an Ohio law banning selective abortions that target babies diagnosed with Down syndrome.
“Federal law is crystal clear,” wrote Judge Timothy S. Black of the U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio in a 22-page ruling granting a preliminary injunction against the state.

Black — who has a reputation as a stridently liberal judge — wrote that the Ohio law “wrongfully” prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate a pregnancy before viability. “It violates the right to privacy of every woman in Ohio and is unconstitutional on its face,” he added.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the “Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act” into law last December, banning selective abortions performed on babies diagnosed with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome.

The act, also known as House Bill 214, amended Ohio law to “prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.”

“While every unborn child deserves protection from abortion death, House Bill 214 is helpful in protecting those targeted for destruction due to cultural bigotry against babies identified before birth as ‘abnormal’ or ‘imperfect’ due to a Down Syndrome prediction,” noted Cincinnati Right to Life at the time.

The law would have taken effect March 23, but Black’s ruling prevents the state from enforcing the law until the case is decided.

“It’s a tragedy that the court prioritized abortion-on-demand over special-needs children. Our pro-life law simply ensured that Ohioans with Down syndrome would be protected against lethal discrimination. Unfortunately, the ACLU and the abortion industry callously disregarded these Ohioans,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, who vowed that the battle is not over.

“Luckily, we have pro-life Attorney General Mike DeWine who will fiercely defend our law in order to protect our special-needs community. This isn’t the end. This is just the beginning.”

During his eight years as president, Barack Obama consistently named only pro-abortion judges, and he never earned less than a 100 percent approval rating from either NARAL Pro-Choice America or Planned Parenthood. During his first four-year term, in fact, Obama named two former Planned Parenthood officials as federal judges, appointing former Planned Parenthood board member Morgan Christen to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and former Planned Parenthood director John McConnell as a federal judge in Rhode Island.

The effects of these appointments on abortion law have been made evident in a series of recent decisions.

For example, in 2016, Indiana passed a state law banning gender-selective abortions and those based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome, but the law was blocked by another Obama-appointed federal judge following a lawsuit brought by abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a permanent injunction against Indiana’s “Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban,” claiming that provisions of the law “violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

In her decision, Judge Pratt defended sex-selective and disability-based abortions, stating that “it is a woman’s right to choose an abortion that is protected, which, of course, leaves no room for the State to examine, let alone prohibit, the basis or bases upon which a woman makes her choice.”

“The right to a pre-viability abortion is categorical,” regardless of the particular motivation that impels a woman to seek it, Pratt declared.

In his ruling, Black echoed the reasoning employed by Judge Pratt.

“The state cannot dictate what factors a woman is permitted to consider in making her choice,” he wrote, saying that the Ohio law “violates a woman’s right to choose, in clear derogation of federal law.”

The case will now go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, one of the most conservative appeals courts in the nation.

“The Sixth Circuit’s current conservative orientation is … due in large part to President Donald Trump’s having already appointed three judges to it,” said Breitbart News’s senior legal editor, Ken Klukowski, who served as a law clerk to the former chief judge of the Sixth Circuit, Judge Alice Batchelder.

“No federal appeals court in the nation has seen more confirmed appointments than the Sixth Circuit (and is soon to be followed by a fourth nominee pending in the Senate, as well as a fifth nomination expected soon),” Klukowski said, adding, “The Sixth Circuit shows how consistent President Trump has been in keeping his campaign promise to appoint originalist judges who follow the Constitution as it is written.”

The case is Preterm Cleveland v. Himes, No. 1:18-cv-109, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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