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Friday, April 28, 2006

Will Public Funding Of Minnesota Abortions End?


The Minnesota House of Representatives has easily passed a new bill banning the public funding of abortion in Minnesota. We now wait on the (liberal) Senate to take up a similar bill.

In 1995 an Minnesota Supreme Court required public funding of abortion. This was judicial activism at its highest. To take the public money and give it to those who want abortions is not just bad law, it is tyranny. You cannot require me to pay for someone else to murder a baby.

Now, 11 years later, there are seven new justices on the court and if a challenge came there is a chance that the 1995 ruling would be reversed. But the Senate is where this bill will probably die. It is still firmly in the hands of the pro abortion forces.

On a side note, the bill passed by the house also has a provision for tracking the judges in Minnesota that allow underage girls to have abortions without notifying their parents. This information would be valuable at election time. It also would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 20 miles of the place where the abortion occurs. (This would eliminate most rural abortions)

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Blogger GrannyGrump said...

Here's a point that may win some folks over: Public funding of elective abortions is linked with a higher rate of complications for abortion complications in Medicaid-eligible women.

This is straight from a study from the Centers for Disease Control. They were hoping to find a rash of amateur-abortion hospitalizations and deaths:

"We found no significant change in the number and proportion of publicly funded hospitalizations for complications of illegal or spontaneous abortions, but we did find a marked decrease in publicly funded hospitalizations for complications of legal abortions, from 19 (38%) to 2 (6%)." (Centers for Disease Control Abortion Surveillance, 1978)

2:02 PM, April 28, 2006  

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