U.S. appeals court upholds S. Dakota informed consent law (CNA)

Sioux Falls, Jun 28, 2008 / 08:24 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Eight Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday against a temporary injunction filed to block the implementation of an informed consent law requiring abortion providers to inform women patients, in writing, that an abortion procedure ?will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.?http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~4/322321841

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The law will take effect in three weeks or less, but…

The 7-4 decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sends the case back to U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier of Rapid City for proceedings that will result in a decision on whether the law passed by the 2005 South Dakota Legislature is constitutional.

Schreier temporarily had prevented the law from taking effect while she decides the case. She had ruled that opponents had a fair chance of succeeding in their claim that the law violates doctors’ free-speech rights by forcing them to tell women things the doctors might not believe.


The Appeals Court ruling is a victory, but prayers are still in order so that the District Court judge doesn’t strike down the law as unconstitutional.

Judge Karen Schreier of Rapid City

Clinton appointed judge. It’s gunna take more than prayers, lol

Seems to me that since we are in the era where patients have to sign a consent form with all of the things that can, might, remotely happen, that seeing an ultra sound of having information that this is a person is in order. How can the courts knock this down? Oh, wait, they’ll find something in the Constitution that will work.

See post #3.

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