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Federal Judges Block States From Limiting Abortions During Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

Added 03-31-20 01:38:02pm EST - “Why does abortion always receive special treatment?” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Federal Judges Block States From Limiting Abortions During Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alabama, Ohio, and Texas limited abortions due to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. With hospitals filling up the medical community needs to have as many doctors and nurses on hand.

But abortion fanatics want special treatment for abortion and fought the orders. Federal judges agreed with them.

Abortion providers are challenging restrictions in several states. In addition to Monday’s court orders, cases also are pending in Iowa and Oklahoma. Texas was an initial legal battleground, and U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday issued a temporary restraining order against the state.

Judge Yeakel wrote that delaying abortions causes irreparable harm because, as pregnancies progress, abortions become less safe and eventually illegal. The judge, who was appointed by former GOP President George W. Bush, added that the providers’ lawsuit is likely to be successful.

“The Supreme Court has spoken clearly,” Judge Yeakel wrote of a woman’s right to an early-term abortion. “There can be no outright ban on such a procedure. This court will not speculate on whether the Supreme Court included a silent ‘except-in-a-national-emergency clause.’ ”

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