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Supreme Court allows strict Texas abortion law to take effect

By HatetheSwamp
September 1, 2021 5:39 am
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A group of abortion-rights advocates and providers, including Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights, filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday asking the justices to block the law. The Supreme Court has not weighed in on the case as of publication.

I'm not a legal scholar. It's too bad that meagain isn't posting here. He is the true expert on everything having to do with the US Constitution. Bahahahaha!

I read somewhere that the Texas law overturns Roe v. Wade. How it does that is beyond me. It's not an outright ban on abortion.

Certainly abortion advocates are pitchin a hissy over the law and the Supreme Court's inaction to this point.

Of course, the Court can still step in. I imagine that the Supreme Court will have to rule on the law at some point.


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  1. by Donna on September 1, 2021 8:04 am
    "With the U.S. Supreme Court mum, a new law went into effect in Texas that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. That's well before many women even know they are pregnant.

    The law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone else who helps a woman obtain an abortion — including those who give a woman a ride to a clinic or provide financial assistance to obtain an abortion. Private citizens who bring these suits don't need to show any connection to those they are suing.

    The law makes no exceptions for cases involving rape or incest.

    Here's why the law is one of the strictest abortion bans in the country."

    Rest at link below.

    ***

    The Texas law certainly undermines legal abortion.

    Allowing snitch lawsuits is a bit fascist, no?
    npr.org


  2. by HatetheSwamp on September 1, 2021 8:29 am

    It clearly undermines access to abortion but that's not an attack on the reasoning behind Roe.


  3. by Ponderer on September 1, 2021 9:45 am
    If a state's red-hatted government can come up with any way to effectively make abortion impossible in their state without doing away with Roe v Wade, they will jump all over it.

    They don't care how they do it. They just have to stop poor women in their state from exercising their Constitutional right to choose and have governance over their own bodies. That's Job #1 for these asshole theocrats.


  4. by HatetheSwamp on September 1, 2021 11:18 am

    I get that, po. But, effectively overturning Roe ain't reversing it.


  5. by Ponderer on September 2, 2021 9:12 am
    Of course it isn't. But by the time the SC gets around to throwing this legal bullshit on the 50' pile of other asinine laws Texas has tried to foist on its population, a large number of women's lives will have been ruined. Against their Constitutionally protected wills.


  6. by HatetheSwamp on September 2, 2021 9:15 am

    No foisting here. Passed by their duly elected legislature. Signed by the legitimately chosen governor.


  7. by Ponderer on September 2, 2021 9:21 am

    Oh!

    I didn't realize...

    Well, since whatever a state government does automatically has the approval of its constituency, and there is no precedent of that ever not being the case, I suppose you've got a point.









  8. by HatetheSwamp on September 2, 2021 9:23 am

    I'm just sayin. Foisting has nuthin to do with it.


  9. by Ponderer on September 2, 2021 9:26 am

    POLL: Texans oppose extreme six-week abortion ban

    A majority of Texans are against new abortion restrictions, overwhelmingly oppose provisions in HB 1515/SB 8.

    Today, the Trust Respect Access coalition released data from polling on abortion laws and anti-abortion bills in the Texas Legislature. The poll includes approval ratings as well as opinions on legislative priorities and House Bill 1515/Senate Bill 8, companion bills that would ban abortion at six weeks gestation, before many people even know that they are pregnant. The bills would also allow anyone to sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps someone obtain an abortion.

    The poll jointly commissioned by Trust Respect Access partners offers insights by Texans from across the political spectrum. The following are key findings:
    Across the political spectrum, Texans are united against extreme proposals

    A majority of all poll respondents - including a majority of ideological subgroups - are opposed to anti-abortion measures currently being considered in the Texas Legislature. These unpopular proposals include HB 1515/SB 8, a six-week abortion ban that would also allow out-of-state people to sue Texans who help someone access abortion. HB 1515/SB 8 also includes a “rapist rights” provision that would allow rapists to sue a doctor who performs an abortion on their victim.

    It is worth noting that it is rare to see Trump voters, Democrats, and Independents on the same side of an issue - this survey shows that the combined opposition transcends ideology.
    Double-digit opposition

    Texans have differing ideologies and opinions, but when it comes to the anti-abortion measures currently under consideration at the Legislature, voters expressed opposition by wide margins. In the bipartisan survey, only 33% of respondents identified as Democrats while 41% identified as Republican and 27% as Independent. Even so, the poll found the combined opinions as follows:

    • Measure to ban abortion: 51% oppose, 36% favor, 12% not sure
    • Out-of-state lawsuits: 63% oppose, 19% favor, 18% not sure
    • “Rapists rights”: 76% oppose, 12% favor, 13% unsure
    • Carrying non-viable pregnancies to term: 64% oppose, 20% favor, 15% unsure

    Misplaced priorities by the Legislature

    When asked what they think the number one priority should be for the Legislature, the top issue voters chose was ensuring a stable energy grid. That was followed by public schools and healthcare (covid response, hospitals, and vaccines). Texans do not believe that abortion should be a top priority in the Legislature.



    I said "foist" because I meant "foist". And foisting is what it is.




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