Monday, June 27, 2016
Supreme Court Continues to Tinker Unconstitutionally in Abortion Law
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Abortion was none of the federal government's business in 1973 when they tackled the issue with Roe v. Wade, and it's none of their business now. Abortion, nor any kind of medical procedure, is mentioned as an express authority to the federal government in the United States Constitution, yet we have activist judges ruling on the issue, anyway. The latest is the Supreme Court's 5-3 vote rejecting a State and lower court ruling protecting a 2013 law that places limits on abortion in the State of Texas. The rules in the Texas law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and force clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery. Abortion clinics that had no intent to meet any kind of medical requirements that they would demand for any other kind of medical procedure argued the law was a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions. The new law, because of the new standards, would have closed more than half the roughly 40 abortion clinics operating in the State prior to the law taking effect. Supporters of abortion in the State of Texas argue the law may drop the number of abortion clinics to less than ten.
With the Supreme Court being down one justice, and the ratio normally being a 4-4 tie, the defector was Justice Kennedy who joined the liberal justices in this particular case. As a side-note, justices are supposed to be apolitical.
Thirteen States have similar laws on the books, and according to the liberal left supported idea of case law and precedent law, this ruling sets in motion a wave of unconstitutional nullification on State laws on this State authorized issue - whether the right-wingers like it, or not.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissenting opinion that the ruling on this case "exemplifies the court's troubling tendency "to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue." Thomas was quoting an earlier abortion dissent from the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Alito said the court was adopting a rule of, "If at first you don't succeed, sue, sue again."
The way the liberal left is moving, it may not be long before we are like Cuba, where doctors are jailed for merely voicing their pro-life beliefs.
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Supreme Court voids Texas Abortion Regulations - Wall Street Journal
Persecution of Pro-Life Doctors Isn't Limited to Cuba - Daily Signal