Wait, what?

While a three-judge panel of the same appeals court blocked enforcement of the law last year, the judges in Wednesday’s majority opinion said that viewing the law, ​​known as SB8 in court records, “through a binary framework—that either D&Es can be done only by live dismemberment or else women cannot receive abortions in the second trimester—is to accept a false dichotomy.”

“Instead, the record shows that doctors can safely perform D&Es and comply with SB8 using methods that are already in widespread use,” the judges added.

Abortion advocates have argued that dilation and evacuation is one of the safest abortion methods in the second trimester of pregnancy, and that fetuses are not able to feel pain during the pregnancy period specified in the Texas law.

Have I read that right? Someone actually went to court to argue that killing the fetus first isn’t right, it should be chopped up while alive?

OK, OK, yes, it’s not a full human being, it doesn’t have constitutionally protected rights and all that. But seriously? A court argument “We must be allowed to chop ’em up alive”?

12 thoughts on “Wait, what?”

  1. Lions aren’t really an adequate response.

    A Black & Decker through the ball bag followed by Lions maybe.

    No –nail their hands to their desks -not just through the palm as you might expect or hope but one through each fingernail. Then a Black & Decker through the ball bag and then lions.

    Got to keep matters in proportion and not go over the top.

  2. The argument runs like this: “We must keep abortion as awful as possible in order to make it easier to ban in the long run.” The counter argument is – “it doesn’t need to be like this”.
    Look at who is on which side of this case.
    Next week – the death penalty needs to be gruesome now in order to make it easier to ban in the long run.
    [Though I see that gruesome has an appeal to some anyway.]

  3. An appropriate punishment may be indicated by the term “live dismemberment” which appears to be legal, or certainly not illegal, according to these judges.

    So be it, equality under the law and all that.

  4. Because of course there can be no restrictions allowed on women’s right to murder their offspring in utero, because that would be misogyny, patriarchy or whatever…

  5. Not more ridiculous than the number of times the NHS has gone to court here (at great public expense) insisting on the right to kill children whose parents wish to take them out of the country for experimental treatments, and justifying it by saying it’s in the best interest of the child.

  6. I sneeze in threes

    I wonder if a bit of reverse psychology might not help. “Honestly people like you are the ones I don’t want to breed so crack on killing your little bundles of joy”. “Have you not thought about having an abortion, go on you know your better than just being a mum”.

  7. Some time ago I read an article which I believe was about a UK, NHS nurse that refused to participate in any more abortions because the one she was tending was done with a sonagram on & she observed the baby trying for a while to fight the weapon tearing it apart. Maybe only future D&Es, I don’t remember.

  8. I wonder if a bit of reverse psychology might not help. “Honestly people like you are the ones I don’t want to breed so crack on killing your little bundles of joy”. “Have you not thought about having an abortion, go on you know your better than just being a mum”.

    Why not? Seemed to work wonders for Margaret Sanger and the whole “Planned Parenthood” thing, which was almost exclusively about controlling the number of live births within the melanin enriched members of the population. Not that the lefties want to shine the light of truth onto that dark corner.

  9. Julia–They generally seem to prefer to wait until their victims emerge from the womb and grow up a bit before bashing/burning them. 8 years is gen enough given the kid the Porks have accused of “blashefemy” as the late Sean Connery might have put it.

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