CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – A state circuit judge Wednesday refused to block an effort by the parents of a brain-damage woman to try to get her husband removed as her legal guardian.
Attorneys for Michael Schiavo now have to respond in court to charges in the petition that he withheld proper care and therapy from his wife, Terri Schiavo, and that he has a conflict of interest because he’s in a romantic relationship with another woman.
Bob and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, asked Circuit Judge George W. Greer to appoint Terri’s brother or sister as guardian instead.
Schiavo had asked for the Schindler’s request to be dismissed, but Greer refused.
The conservative, pro-family residents of Austin, Texas, are shouting “Not in my back yard,” to Planned Parenthood and builders as far away as San Antonio are listening.
As News 8 Austin first reported, the general contractor overseeing the construction of an abortion clinic has pulled out amid a burgeoning boycott by subcontractors.
Browning Construction confirms for WorldNetDaily it has abandoned Planned Parenthood’s $6.2 million “Choice Project,” but has not commented as to why. Company employees directed inquiries to owner James Browning, who was unavailable for comment.
WASHINGTON – President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation banning partial-birth abortion, handing its opponents a long-sought victory even as a federal judge sharply questioned the constitutionality of the new law.
“For years, a terrible form of violence has been directed against children who are inches from birth while the law looked the other way,” Bush said.
LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge in Lincoln issued an injunction Wednesday, blocking implementation of a ban on certain late-term abortions, but his ruling likely will not apply nationwide.
U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf said his ruling would likely apply only to Dr. LeRoy Carhart of Bellevue, Neb., and three other physicians who perform abortions. Those doctors are licensed to practice in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, New York, South Carolina and Virginia. That means Kopf’s ruling potentially could extend to those states.
Carhart challenged Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban and as a result the U.S. Supreme Court overturned it in 2000. The high court said the law and others like it passed by other states were an “undue burden” on women’s rights.
Please pray for this judge and these three abortionists.