Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SCOTUS Supreme Court ruling probably quiets the anti-abortion movement for a long time


The ruling from the Supreme Court, curtailing the Texas law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges and requiring clinics to have hospital-like capabilities (Wiki ), showed Kennedy as a pragmatist, resulting in a 5-3 ruling.  The majority said that the provisions created an undue burden on rural women, creating a requirement for expense and travel, to exercise what is still a constitutional right.



The case is Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

The ruling will probably affect similar laws in other states (Politico story).

Recently, I’ve seen a woman (Hispanic) carrying a begging sign on the DC Metro, “I’m pregnant”.  My thought is, I didn’t make that baby. Why should I be "responsible"?  But that would lead to an interesting discussion.  Another right wing objection to the decision was “you don’t need an abortion if you don’t have sex.”  What about openness of others to adoption?

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