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CINCINNATI (LifeSiteNews) — A judge in Ohio has once again come through for the abortion industry, this time blocking an anti-infanticide law that would be effective on March 23. 

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the enforcement of Senate Bill 157, which requires medical care for infants who survive abortions. It also requires abortion facilities to have back-up doctors who have admitting privileges with local hospitals or hire OB/GYNS who have them. 

Judge Hatheway is a Democrat.

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued on February 25 to stop the law. Hatheway sided with the abortion industry. She has been a good judge for the abortion lobby, having previously ruled on January 31 that the required burial or cremation of aborted babies raised “due-process” and “equal-protection” concerns. 

Judge Hatheway ruled on March 2 that the abortion industry will “likely” succeed in its claim that Senate Bill 157 “violates [their] due process rights to continue to operate its business and its staff’s due process rights to pursue their professions.” 

The next step will be a March 16 hearing on a preliminary injunction against the law. 

The abortion industry and its attorneys in Ohio released a joint statement praising the ruling. 

“The courts have confirmed again and again that these unnecessary restrictions pushed by Ohio politicians impose severe burdens on patients and providers,” the industry said in a March 2 statement. “Today’s decision is just one in this series of rulings that sees these technical licensing requirements for what they are — dangerous laws with no other intention than to eliminate access to abortion in Southwest Ohio.”

“Temporarily blocking this law is a win for providers and patients, but our fight to protect abortion access in Ohio is far from over,” the abortion lobby said. “We are as dedicated as ever to protecting Ohioans’ freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies, their families, and their futures.” 

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Joe Biden’s pick to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court is abortion defender D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman nominated to the nation's highest court ever.

By choosing Brown Jackson, Biden is fulfilling two campaign promises at the same time: first, to use every tool at his disposal to defend and promote the killing of the most innocent; and, second, to make the nation’s highest court more "diverse."

Of course, Biden could have achieved "diversity" by different means (and, as a "Catholic," he should have), but, as throughout the rest of tenure in office, he has chosen to pursue the deadly path of promoting abortion.

And, make no mistake: Planned Parenthood and NARAL are ecstatic about Brown Jackson.

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Unlike most previous nominees to the Supreme Court, Brown Jackson has a judicial history of supporting abortion - which should be enough to cause Senators to reject her.

In the 1990s, she wrote an amicus brief defending a Massachusetts law that banned protests outside of abortion clinics. Thankfully, the law was ruled unconstitutional in 2000, but it shows how Brown Jackson intends to use the law to silence free speech so that the killing can continue without protest.

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Carrie Severino, president of the pro-life Judicial Crisis Network, warned of an imminent free speech threat, stating that in her "buffer-zone" amicus brief, Brown Jackson "repeatedly disparaged the peaceful and often prayerful clinic protesters as engaging in ‘in-your-face’ and ‘chaotic’ activity that somehow fell short of ‘pure speech.’"

And, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List stated her organization's opposition to Brown Jackson's nomination, saying: "She is on record opposing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates pleading to save lives outside abortion centers and supporting the false claim that abortion is ‘health care.’"

But, the country's top abortion groups are celebrating Brown Jackson’s appointment.

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson wrote in a tweet addressed to Jackson: "We can’t wait to see the fantastic work you will do and will be here to support you along the way,"

And, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju agreed.

"Judge Jackson … has a demonstrated record of defending and upholding our constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms — including reproductive freedom," Timmaraju said. "We are confident that she will be a voice for justice, equity, and freedom on the Court in the decades to come."

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'These Republicans could help Biden install his far-left Supreme Court pick' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/these-republicans-could-help-biden-his-left-wing-supreme-court-pick/

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Ohio Right to Life (ORTL) did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday morning. 

ORTL previously referred to the legislation as “anti-infanticide.”  

“No baby in Ohio, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their birth, should be left alone to die,” ORTL said in a statement in October after the bill passed the state senate. “This vital anti-infanticide legislation will ensure that no baby who survives a botched abortion is denied life-saving care.”  

“It will also hold abortionists accountable by establishing a much-needed reporting requirement to document when a child is born alive after an attempted abortion,” ORTL said. 

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