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Now, whether it’s right or wrong is another matter

Texas can ban emergency abortions despite federal guidance, court rules
The ruling by a unanimous panel of fifth US circuit court of appeals comes amid a wave of lawsuits focusing on abortion exceptions

The entire point of Dobbs was that abortion is not a Federal matter.

The Constitution says that some things are a Federal matter. International trade, say. It also says that those things which are not listed as being Federal belong to the States or the people. Roe said that abortion came under privacy, a Federal right. Dobbs said it didn’t. Therefore the States – and the voters – can do pretty much what they want about abortion because it’s simply not a Federal matter.

This is absolutely nothing about what hte restrictions should or should not be on abortion. It’s about whether the Feds have any rights here – No.

10 thoughts on “Now, whether it’s right or wrong is another matter”

  1. I believe the overturn of Roe v Wade in June 22 allegedly had had a marked effect on the midterms a few months later.

    In what is likely to be a tightly contested election, particularly in the wee small counting hours in Atlanta, Philly, Madison, Phoenix etc, anything that gets single issue voters fired up is a concern.

    After all, to quote no less a source than CNN Assuming Georgia and Arizona eventually are called for Biden, he will have won all five of the closest contests in 2020.

  2. The sheer ignorance about the realities of abortion from it’s advocates never ceases to amaze. Of course, it applies across most of the Left’s pet causes, but still…

  3. Leftoids tend not to frame such matters as jurisdiction between Federal vs State, rather than an “inalienable” right has been taken away from them, and like a toddler deprived of their toys they are going to scream until they are returned.

  4. I wonder if they will waste any more of their supporters’ money by appealing this decision to a federal court.

  5. Nation of people who are rapidly dying out and being replaced debates whether or not it’s killing enough babies.

    Next week: a man who won’t stop hammering his own face complains about headaches

  6. Bloke in North Dorset


    The fifth US circuit court of appeals is a federal court. AIUI the next step would be SCOTUS.

  7. The dream of every party-politics player is to find that one non-compromisable issue (concerning which your side always has >50% of the actual vote) that will forever win you the next election. US Democrats have found theirs in abortion.

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