THE VAGINA WARS CONTINUE AS THE FOLKS WHO DECLARE GOV’T. INTERVENTION INTO PEOPLES PRIVATE LIVES IS ABHORRENT – ARE THE SAME EXACT INDIVIDUALS WHO’D HAVE GOV’T. CONTROL WOMENS REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS!
Last Monday I cheered when the state Supreme Court overturned just part of the draconian Texas law keeping women without money from abortions. The good feeling was short-lived: yesterday a higher court reinstated the law that forces 12 of the state’s clinics that perform abortions to close their doors, to no longer help women with any health issues. Because of a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas’ abortion restrictions have now gone into effect, and all appointments have been canceled.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot impose “undue burdens” on women who intend to terminate pregnancies. But the three-judge panel of the court considered the requirement of traveling several hundred miles each way to a health clinic is not really an “undue burden.” They agreed that the new Texas law would increase the cost of an abortion because of fewer providers in the…
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