From Fox News:
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that individuals who perform abortions at clinics have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, as it places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
The court ruled 5-4 in the case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, with Chief Justice John Roberts once again casting a deciding vote by siding with the court’s liberal justices.
The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, noted that the Louisiana law is “almost word-for-word identical” to a Texas law the court ruled was unconstitutional in 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. A District Court had rejected the Louisiana law because of that precedent, but a court of appeals ruled otherwise.
“We have examined the extensive record carefully and conclude that it supports the District Court’s findings of fact,” Breyer wrote. “Those findings mirror those made in Whole Woman’s Health in every relevant respect and require the same result. We consequently hold that the Louisiana statute is unconstitutional.”
Breyer noted that the District Court found that the law “offers no significant health benefit” and that “conditions on admitting privileges common to hospitals throughout the State have made and will continue to make it impossible for abortion providers to obtain conforming privileges for reasons that have nothing to do with the State’s asserted interests in promoting women’s health and safety.”
Ultimately, the majority felt that this case was virtually the same as the 2016 case, and ruled accordingly.
“This case is similar to, nearly identical with, Whole Woman’s Health,” Breyer wrote. “And the law must consequently reach a similar conclusion.”
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ANOTHER EXCUSE: AOC Blames Twitter for Her OWN TWEET on Alabama Abortion Law
Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bizarrely blamed Twitter’s character limitations for her controversial tweet regarding Alabama’s new anti-abortion law; saying the regulations were behind her post that “spread misinformation.”
“The New York Democrat used the social media platform to criticize the law, which was signed by the governor on Wednesday and outlaws nearly all abortions in the state. The same law also makes performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison unless the mother’s health is at risk, with no exceptions for women impregnated by rape or incest,” reports Fox News.
“Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jail time, including women victimized by rape+incest,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet. “Of course, no added punishments for rapists. It’s going to [Governor Kay Ivey’s] desk. She will decide the future of women’s rights in Alabama.”
Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jailtime,incl women victimized by rape+incest.
Of course, no added punishments for rapists.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019
The tweet immediately came under fire from users on social media; pointing out the law specifically states that women who undergo the procedure will not be subject to criminal or civil liability.
“Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child’s mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions,” states the Alabama bill.
“It’s a felony punishable by jail, [including] cases of women pregnant by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 [characters] – read the context clues in grammar of the tweet,” she tweeted.
“But good to know you’re here to promote criminalizing medical providers aiding victims of rape and incest! good job.”
It’s a felony punishable by jail, incl cases of women pregnant by rape or incest. Twitter is 280 chars – read the context clues in grammar of the tweet.
But good to know you’re here to promote criminalizing medical providers aiding victims of rape and incest! 👍🏽 good job
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019
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BERNIECARE: Sanders Says Abortion Not Just a ‘Privilege for Those Who Can Afford It’
Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows across the country on social media Thursday; stating abortion is a Constitutional right for all Americans and “not a privilege for those who can afford it.”
“Abortion is a constitutional right – not a privilege for those who can afford it,” posted the Senator on Twitter.
Abortion is a constitutional right – not a privilege for those who can afford it.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 4, 2019
Sanders made a similar statement on “rights” last month; bizarrely arguing that 18-year-olds should be able to vote in the United States.
“If you’re 18, you should have the right to vote. End of discussion,” posted Sanders on social media.
If you’re 18, you should have the right to vote. End of discussion. #DemDebate
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 21, 2019
His comments confused millions of Twitter followers, with one writing “There’s a debate?”
“I was 18 when I voted, I didn’t know this was a problem?” added another.