Bevin Goes Another Round With Abortion in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit in an attempt to keep Kentucky’s last abortion clinic up and running.
Along with attorneys at Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman P.S.C. the A.C.L.U. filed a federal suit attempting to block what they claim are “unnecessary and unconstitutional state laws”, asking a federal court intervene on behalf of EMW Women’s Surgical Center. The Bevin administration is seeking to revoke the EMW clinic’s license.
The lawsuit accuses the order of being “blatantly unconstitutional”.
“The state’s bureaucratic sleight of hand is fooling no one. This is an attempt to ban abortion in Kentucky, plain and simple. We are fighting to keep this from happening,” Brigitte Amiri, an attorney with the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project said Wednesday.
The administration, at the behest of Governor Matt Bevin, is using technical deficiencies in the clinic’s agreements with hospital and ambulance services as sufficient reason to revoke the license required to kill preborn humans in the state of Kentucky.
The ACLU is hoping that the rejection of a similar Texas regulation, H.B.2, recently struck down by the Supreme Court, will play in their favor. They point to Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, where the court decided that clinic-hospital arrangements “place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking an abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and therefore violate the Constitution”. H.B. 2, unlike Kentucky, differed in that it added the stipulation of hospital admitting privileges, which may give Bevin a fighting chance if he decides to acquiesce to court battles over murder.
This latest fray in the Kentucky Governor’s battle with surgical abortion clinics comes on the heels of two lawsuits filed in February and March of 2016 against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington. The suits shut the doors of EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington permanently on Jan. 27 of this year, leaving the Louisville facility the last death camp in the state.
However commendable Governor Bevin’s attempt to shut down the last deathcamp in KY is, it is overtly a regulation of, and not a prohibition against, murder – this is over a medical licensing technicality, not for the unlawful taking of innocent life. As a governing authority, Bevin not only has the right, but also the duty, both constitutionally and before God, to defy the federal courts and shut down EWN’s murder-for-hire operations within his jurisdiction. On the basis of the biblically sound and historically proven Lesser Magistrate Doctrine, Bevin is to interpose himself between the tyrannical higher authorities and the people he is duty bound to protect. Nevertheless, this situation has the potential for a showdown with the federal judiciary and the state.
Bevin could very well use the situation as it presently stands to defy the federal judiciary even before it has ruled and challenge the federal government directly, or wait for the opinion of the court, and then defy the federal judiciary, as they will likely move to protect abortion in Kentucky.
Even if Bevin ends up complying with an unjust court opinion, this could be the stepping stone that emboldens the legislature to provide the solid ground of a bill of total and immediate abolition with which to interpose from.
At the very least, there may be one less stand-alone abortion clinic in the U.S.
Closing the last remaining clinic in Kentucky would certainly be a huge blow to surgical abortion in the state, but even so there remains a long and arduous fight against other forms of prenatal homicide that go largely unchallenged. So-called “emergency contraception”, popularly known as “Plan B”, or “the morning after pill”, prevents an already created human being from implanting in the uterus, thus ending a life, not preventing the creation of one. Another instance of mass murder that often flies below the radar of pro-life groups is in vitro fertilization, with “fertility clinics” actively engaging in eugenics by destroying unsuitable or unwanted embryos, often after years of sub-zero storage.