Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SCOTUS concocts another phony protection for abortion

"To begin, the very existence of this suit is a jurisprudential oddity. Ordinarily, plaintiffs cannot file suits to vindicate the constitutional rights of others. But the Court employs a different approach to rights that it favors. So in this case and many others, the Court has erroneously allowed doctors and clinics to vicariously vindicate the putative constitutional right of women seeking abortions." ~ Justice Clarence Thomas's dissent
"Today’s decision will prompt some to claim victory, just as it will stiffen opponents’ will to object. But the entire Nation has lost something essential. The majority’s embrace of a jurisprudence of rights-specific exceptions and balancing tests is “a regrettable concession of defeat—an acknowledgement that we have passed the point where ‘law,’ properly speaking, has any further application."" ~ Justice Thomas's conclusion, quoting the late Justice Scalia
The culture of death drags on. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against pro-life protections, taking the Left's abortion zeal to a new level...
CR: In the most consequential abortion decision since 1992, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law regulating the public safety of abortion clinics. In a 5-3 decision with Justice Breyer writing for the majority in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the high court reversed the Fifth Circuit and invalidated Texas’s HB 2, which required abortion clinics to meet the health standards for ambulatory surgical centers and required doctors at the facilities to have admissions privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

After concocting a Fourteenth Amendment right to an abortion at almost any stage out of whole cloth in Roe v.Wade and Casey, the court now holds that any basic, prudent and clearly constitutional state regulation addressing safety concerns at abortion facilities that in any way results in a decrease in the number of abortions performed is “unconstitutional.”
Levin briefly discussed how despicable this decision was...
"Five justices on the Supreme Court decided against the state of Texas regarding abortion clinics. Apparently, to these justices it was too much of a burden for Texas to be requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as other surgical centers and also have a relationship with a nearby hospital."

Folks, God's judgment will continue on this land, until...
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Which is why we must implore and employ strong voices like this to continue the fight!
“The Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is profoundly disappointing. Texas enacted HB 2’s commonsense health standards to ensure that women receive safe care. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court sided with abortion extremists who care more about providing abortion-on-demand than they do protecting women’s health. This decision will not silence our fight to protect the most helpless and innocent among us, nor will we cease our efforts to protect women from an abortion industry that prioritizes profit margins over improving the safety and health of Texas women. We will continue to stand resolutely to defend unborn life because we know that every life is a gift from God, and without life there is no liberty.” ~ Ted Cruz
Related link: The Gosnell case: Here’s what you need to know

ADDENDUM: Inadvertently, Justice Stephen Breyer's argument for abortion makes an equally compelling one against gun control!
"But there is no reason to believe that an extra layer of regulation would have affected that behavior. Determined wrongdoers, already ignoring existing statutes and safety measures, are unlikely to be convinced to adopt safe practices by a new overlay of regulations."
Of course, they'll claim a double-standard in that case, which is precisely what's wrong with allowing a majority of five oligarchs to legislate from the bench on a whim for hundreds of millions of Americans.

Related link: Democratic Sen. Calls For Ammunition Control

ADDENDUM II: Then today, the Court failed to protect religious liberty AGAIN...
CR: Just when you thought the term was over for the Supreme Court, there is more bad news emanating from the strongest branch of government today. The Supreme Court failed to grant cert to a group of pharmacists targeted by an anti-religious mandate on their private business forcing them to sell abortifacients.

As I’ve noted throughout this term, the Supreme Court has spoken as much through its opinions as it has by letting terrible lower court decisions stand without hearing an appeal. The lower courts are even worse than the Supreme Court and are constantly invalidating religious liberty protection laws in red states and upholding anti-religious bigotry in blue states. ...

What this case and the numerous cases involving the Obamacare birth control mandate demonstrate is that almost every circuit court no longer believes in religious liberty, in line with five justices on the Supreme Court. We will never be able to rely on the federal courts to protect religious liberty. They can only be a liability in striking down good laws that are in compliance with the Constitution.
Related link: Pro-Lifers Aren’t the Ones Putting Women at Risk

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