Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Next SCOTUS Abortion Case

It's called Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and it concerns a series of "regulations" passed in Texas to manage abortion clinics and "protect women's health."

Everybody understand that the objective of these regulations is to drive abortion clinics out of business. The law was written in consultation with Americans United for Life and the Texas lieutenant governor at the time the law was passed boasted that it would "essentially ban abortion statewide."

Yet, with a straight face, Texas lawmakers and their attorneys are contending it's not intended to prevent abortions but to safeguard women's health.

Ah yes, another example of Christian and Conservative dishonesty.

They're so convinced they're right that they have to lie about their motives.

Where I come from if you have to lie about your motives then you know damn well what you're doing is wrong.

Now obviously the court can see through the subterfuge but that doesn't mean they're going to do the right thing.

If the state of Texas can make a "good enough" argument that these regulations are within the framework allowable by the 1992 SCOTUS case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey then the court's conservative majority may well ignore the subterfuge and uphold it anyway.

The law would then provide a blueprint for other conservative states to follow suit. All in the concern for women's, and especially poor women's, health. Yeah, right.

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