A judge in the state of West Virginia on Monday blocked the enforcement of the state’s 19th-century ban on abortion, which has left open the possibility for the murder of pre-born children to continue in the state.
This is definitely a step backward for West Virginia. However, we all knew that the work of the pro-life movement was not going to stop just because Roe was overturned by the Supreme Court. In fact, the work will never, ever be done. Not even if abortion is banned and criminalized in all 50 states.
People will always attempt back-alley abortions. It’s the work of the pro-life movement to find ways to combat that practice as well.
We all knew that the work was just starting. It’s time for those who are fighting for the rights of the pre-born to step up and start focusing on the state level, electing pro-life officials into important positions in the government and drafting bills that will preserve life.
According to the Daily Wire, Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Tera Salango has granted a preliminary injunction in the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia case, which is currently the only abortion provider that exists in the state.
Salango went on to say that the injunction was granted in order to help patients “impregnated as a result of a rape or incest” who she said were “suffering irreparable harm,” according to a report published by the Associated Press.
I guess the “irreparable harm” of using a vacuum to remove a pre-born child’s brain from his or her skull doesn’t count for much, huh?
“West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey addressed the ruling on Twitter Monday, suggesting that the pro-life loss will only be temporary,” the Daily Wire reported.
“West Virginians should know this is the first step of the judicial review process related to abortion. We are hopeful that the WV Supreme Court will uphold the law and will be filing an appeal asap,” Morrisey posted in a tweet.
Morrisey then encouraged those who are concerned about the ruling that is in favor of the abortion clinic.
“Word of counsel for those following Kanawha County Circuit decisions. Don’t get too down if you lose or too fired up if you win. Everything must eventually go up to the WV Supreme Court. Tomorrow is a new day and will be a very good one!” he on to write.
Morrisey then addressed the state’s current abortion laws in a memorandum on his website.
Check out more details via the Daily Wire report:
He noted that the state’s abortion policy was “enacted in 1849 and never repealed since.” The 1800s law only includes an exception for the protection of the life of the woman, and those providing an abortion could be punished by three to 10 years in prison.
Morrisey also argued that the state previously passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks of fertilization. The act also includes an exception to protect the life of the mother.
Salango’s ruling argued that the state’s legislature could have provided more clarity through a trigger law or similar statute if it intended stronger abortion limitations.
“I will not put words in the legislature’s mouth,” she went on to say, The Associated Press stated in its report. “However, if the legislature intended for the criminal statute to be in full force, it was free to pass a trigger law, similar to a number of other states. The legislature chose not to do so.”
Again, it’s important to realize that the left was never going to give up abortion without a fight. Hopefully, most in the pro-life movement were aware of that before Roe was overturned. Just because the court in West Virginia ruled in favor of the clinic, doesn’t mean abortion is here to stay.
Now is the time to fight even harder. Lives depend on it.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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