From “Today’s Betrayal of Women by the Female Bloc on SCOTUS” posted June 27, 2016 by Gerard M. Nadal:
Since the passage of the law, half of Texas’ 41 abortion clinics closed, unable to meet the demands of maintaining a safe facility including having physicians with admitting privileges at local hospitals.
“Undue Burden” is the catch-phrase of the day.
If permitted to stand, the fear was that the law would force the closure of ten more clinics, leaving an area of Texas the size of California without abortion services. Allow that to sink in for a moment.
If abortion clinics in Texas were required to have physicians competent enough to have admitting privileges, and run surgical clinics held to the same standards as all other ambulatory surgical centers, a land mass the size of California would have no abortion providers. If that doesn’t define “back-alley,” then what does?
Today, all three women on the court said, in effect, that the back alley is better than nothing at all.
Today, all three women on the court passed the opportunity to fight for the vision of “reproductive freedom” espoused in 1973.
Today, all three women on the court demonstrated that the lust for killing babies outweighs the safety of the women driven to such acts of desperation.
Today, not one of the three women on the court said that we can do better, that women deserve better.
It was another blow against women today, an act of betrayal by the women on the highest court in the land, who more than anyone else ought to be using their perch to demand real justice, real care, and authentic dignity for women.
As chemical abortions take deeper root, and as hospitals increasingly absorb the lucrative business from the closing of local clinics, the issue of the Texas law will shrink in importance; but the abandonment of women by all three women on the highest court in the land will live and grow in infamy. It will be seen by future generations for what it truly is.
The real War on Women
Read the whole story here: https://gerardnadal.com/2016/06/27/todays-betrayal-of-women-by-the-female-block-on-scotus/