Appeals Court Allows Killing of Babies to Continue!
Panel rejects state's appeal to clarify elective surgery prohibition
on abortion clinics.
(Dayton-OH) On Monday April 6, 2020, A three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today dismissed Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's motion appealing the ruling of federal District Court Judge Michael Barrett, who ruled Ohio could not enforce a temporary ban on elective surgeries in order to curtail the potential spread of the lethal COVID-19 virus, on abortion facilities.
Governor Mike DeWine and ODH Director Dr. Amy Acton of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) have repeatedly noted that Ohio's supply of PPE for hospitals on the front lines of combating COVID-19 is dangerously insufficient, and have asked providers of these elective surgeries to surrender such face masks, gloves, and ventilators for the effort to save lives of those hospitalized by the virus. The abortion providers refused to comply with the ODH, then asked federal Judge Michael Barrett to issue a temporary restraining order against the DOH enforcing the state's order against abortion facilities,
which they received the same day.
The state then appealed the decision to the Sixth Circuit.
"It is incredibly disappointing that the Court denied this appeal," stated Molly Smith, President of the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio (RTLACO) and of Cleveland Right to Life (CRTL). "This lack of action gives Planned Parenthood, PreTerm, Womens Med Dayton, and the other facilities great latitude to keep up business as usual, which means more deaths will occur daily from abortion than from COVID-19 in Ohio."
Since March 1, 2020 in Montgomery County
COVID-19 DEATHS 2
INFANT DEATHS BY ABORTION 239
Since March 1, 2020 in Ohio
COVID-19 DEATHS 142
INFANT DEATHS BY ABORTION 1,557
The panel found that the appellate court had no jurisdiction on the matter, as the District Court's temporary restraining order (TRO) of 14 days' duration, and the state's clarification of their interpretation on enforcement in the appeal motion, did not rise to the level that the TRO "threatens to inflict irretrievable harms or consequences before it expires." While stopping short of stating that abortion is an essential service, as abortion providers are claiming, the Appellate panel suggested that other procedures, such as chemical abortion or aspiration abortions, could still be performed even in the face of the state's order prohibiting elective surgeries.
"In a critical time for the welfare of the citizens of our state, the abortion providers want to have the courts believe that killing an unborn child, putting the woman's health status into the high risk category, and consuming desperately-needed PPE is 'essential,' but the Court didn't take that argument," noted Linda Theis, President-Elect of RTLACO. "The panel says it has to be determined on a case-by-case basis, and we call on the Governor, Attorney General, and Director Acton to carefully monitor each of the facilities and whether or not their actions fall within the guidelines or not."
As of April 7, 2020
Womens Med Center is continuing to kill children in Kettering. License plates from Indiana are seen on a daily basis and Dr. Romanos continues to perform abortions at a steady rate, typically 45-50 a week.
"We hope the citizens of Ohio are taking notice of our elected officials actions (or lack thereof) during these times. The public health of ALL Ohioans should be enforced. Our communities should not be put in harm's way by the reckless actions of so-called 'health professionals' that ignore stay-at-home orders and use valuable medical resources."
adds Margie Christie, Dayton Right to Life.
Call Womens Med Center and ask them to #stopthespread
The Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio is an association of metropolitan, county and local pro-life organizations. RTLACO focuses on developing and strengthening local grass roots pro-life leadership, true representative governing for the statewide organization, a commitment to a consistent and holistic pro-life standard to evaluate both policies and elected officials/candidates, and collaborative engagement to develop priorities for action.
Dayton Right to Life is a founding and proud member of
the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio.