Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SCOTUS might remain cool on attempts to overturn Roe v Wade from Georgia, Alabama; radioactive waste contamination in an Ohio school

Nate Chute, of the Montgomery Advisor, offers a comparison between Georgia’s fetal heartbeat abortion law and Alabama’s, just passed by the state Senate, which would ban all abortions after six weeks even after rape or incest. 

CNN says this will certainly make a fast track to the Supreme Court, and many analysts don’t think that the Roberts court, even with Kavanagh and Gorsuch, will be in a hurry to overturn precedence, Roe v Wade, which protects a woman’s autonomy essentially until viability.  Jeffrey Toobin, however, sounds very concerned. 

But the most extreme supporters in Alabama insist that even a minor 12-year-old girl has a moral obligation to deliver a human being if raped.  That is, a man can, with criminal intent, impose that on a minor female.

From a moral perspective, in my own mind, this reminds me of the question of whether military conscription violates right to life (which if it were every resumed would be likely to be changed to include women).  Selective Service Registration for young men (according to birth gender) is still a legal requirement.

Adam Liptak, in the New York Times, suggested that SCOTUS doesn't need a sensational law like Alabama's and might chip away at Roe more gradually. 
Another major story is the discovery of enriched Uranium and even neptunium have been detected inside a middle school building in southern Ohio near Portsmouth, and there are child leukemia cases in the area. 

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