"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

“Let’s be real — the purpose of the legislation was to make abortions more difficult for women to obtain,”

August 24th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.  ~Michael Jay Tucker

Kansas City Star 

A federal judge announced Thursday that he will decide by 5 p.m. Monday whether to delay enforcement of a new Missouri law regulating abortion clinics.

The law, which would require clinics in Kansas City and Columbia to upgrade their facilities, is scheduled to take effect Tuesday.

At a hearing Thursday, Peter Brownlie, president of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Inc., testified that should the law be enforced, the clinics would have to end abortion services because of the high cost of upgrading the clinics.

The Kansas City clinic provides abortions using orally ingested medications. The Columbia clinic also provides surgical abortions to women in their first trimester of pregnancy.

Lawyers representing the state argued that the new regulations are proper and would not create a hardship for women since other abortion options are available in neighboring states.

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