Activist Judge Condemns Babies To Die

Activist Judge Condemns Babies To Die

A Bill Clinton-appointed activist judge just opened the door for the continued slaughter of innocent babies in Missouri. The liberal activist lawyer Judge Howard Sachs ruled yesterday that Missouri cannot enforce a law enacted in May banning abortion on babies with beating hearts.

The Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act requires abortionists to test for a fetal heartbeat prior to abortion, and if one can be found the abortion is forbidden except in cases of “medical emergency.” Fetal heartbeats can be detected starting around six to eight weeks of pregnancy.

Under the Act, women would not be punished, but abortionists who don’t perform the test would face six-month suspensions of their medical licenses and a $1,000 fine. Physicians who do test and abort the child anyway would permanently lose their licenses and be barred from applying for a new one.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson signed the act into law in May, and it was slated to take effect beginning this Wednesday before Sachs’ ruling.

“While federal courts should generally be very cautious before delaying the effect of state laws, the sense of caution may be mitigated when the legislation seems designed, as here, as a protest against Supreme Court decisions,” the judge wrote, noting that “would prohibit more than two thirds of plaintiff RHS’s [Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region] patients from obtaining abortions.”

Judge Sachs, pictured in the Jewish cemetery in Elmwood, Kansas City

93-year-old Sachs did not, however, block other provisions of the law which ban abortions sought specifically due to a child’s race, sex, or Down syndrome.

A temporary block was expected by most on both sides. Heartbeat-based abortion bans across the country are generally advanced as direct challenges to Roe v. Wade’s“viability” threshold, meant to provoke lawsuits pro-lifers hope will eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

A spokesperson for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt responded to the news by declaring that Shmitt remains “dedicated to protecting Missourians, born and unborn,” and that his office is “currently reviewing the judge’s ruling and are deciding on next steps.”