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Dateline: 8/15/01

On August 13, we looked at one of the most enduring abortion mills in America: Ronachai Banchongmanie's Kentucky practice, aka Relsco.

For decades, Banchongmanie ran an appallingly sloppy ship while the state of Kentucky impotently wrung its hands over the matter.

Then, in stepped the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. Surely this organization, champion of the underdog, would go to bat for the women of Kentucky, right? Now at last we would see Banchongmanie either shut down or made to toe the line with regard to professionalism and safety, right?

Yeah. And pigs fly.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky instead put their money, resources, and reputation behind Banchongmanie in a federal lawsuit to block the state from enforcing a new law that requires women to obtain state-mandated information and then wait at least 24 hours before receiving an abortion. (Why Banchongmanie would go to all the trouble to file a suit remains a mystery; he didn't exactly have a history of rigid obedience to other laws and regulations.) The other parties in the suit were Louisville abortionists Samuel G. Eubanks Jr. and Ernest W. Marshall.

Eubanks is the defendant in a lawsuit being filed by Ted Amshoff on behaof of "Alana." According to case documents provided to Life Dynamics by Amshoff, Alana went to E.M.W. Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 11, 1990 and had an abortion performed by Eubanks. Eubanks and E.M.W. Surgical Center failed to provide the information necessary for Alana to give informed consent. The surgical center failed to assess and disclose the physical and psychological risks of abortion. As a result, Anlana experienced physical pain, mental anguish and emotional suffering that required her to undergo psychological counseling.

But the ACLU didn't go to bat for Alana. Nope. They were to busy putting their efforts behind Eubanks as well as behind Banchongmanie.

As for our buddy Marshall -- you can decide for yourself as I tell of one case.

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