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    It’s nice to see some good news for a change


    Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks






    US PRESIDENT JOE Biden has pledged to defend abortion rights after a law that bans the procedure after six weeks – before many women even know they are pregnant – took effect in the conservative southern state of Texas. The most restrictive abortion legislation in the country went into force in Texas at midnight today after the Supreme Court failed to act on an emergency request to block it.


    “This extreme Texas law blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century,” Biden said in a reference to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that enshrined a woman’s right to an abortion. “And, outrageously, it deputises private citizens to bring lawsuits against anyone who they believe has helped another person get an abortion,” the Democratic president said. “My administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v Wade nearly five decades ago and will protect and defend that right,” Biden said.


    Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed a bill in May known as Senate Bill 8, or SB8, that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually in the sixth week of pregnancy. The Texas legislation makes no exception for rape or incest and would make it the hardest state in the country in which to get an abortion. While similar laws have been passed in a dozen Republican-led conservative states, all had so far been blocked in the courts from going into force.


    The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and other groups filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday asking it to stop the Texas law from taking effect. The court declined to rule by midnight – although it may still eventually grant the request from rights groups and abortion providers to halt the so-called “heartbeat bill”.



    Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, said the failure of the court to act has “delivered catastrophe to women in Texas,” and called the law “an all-out effort to erase the rights and protections of Roe v Wade”.



    ‘Cruel and unlawful’


    The ACLU said the impact of the bill will be “immediate and devastating.” “Access to almost all abortion has just been cut off for millions of people,” the powerful civil rights association said. “This abortion ban is blatantly unconstitutional,” it said. “We won’t stop fighting until it’s blocked.” According to the ACLU, “approximately 85 to 90%” of women who obtain an abortion in Texas are at least six weeks into pregnancy. The other states that have sought to enact restrictions on abortion in the early stages of pregnancy have been barred from doing so by Roe v Wade. That decision allowed abortion so long as the fetus is not viable outside the womb, which is usually the case until the 22nd to 24th weeks of pregnancy.



    Texas’s law is different from those of other states because it allows the public – rather than state officials such as prosecutors or health departments – to bring legal action to enforce the ban. Everyday citizens are encouraged to report doctors who perform abortions or anyone who helped facilitate the procedure.



    The Texas law “creates a bounty hunting scheme that encourages the general public  to  bring costly and harassing lawsuits against anyone who they believe has violated the ban,” the ACLU said.
    “Anyone who successfully sues a health center worker, an abortion provider, or any person who helps someone access an abortion after six weeks will be rewarded with at least $10,000, to be paid by the person sued,” it said. “Anti-abortion groups in Texas have already set up online forms enlisting people to sue anyone they believe is violating the law and encouraging people to submit ‘anonymous tips’ on doctors, clinics, and others who violate the law,” it said.



    Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the Texas bill would force women to “travel out of state – in the middle of a pandemic – to receive constitutionally guaranteed health care”. “Many will not be able to afford to,” Northup said. “It’s cruel, unconscionable, and unlawful.”



    The Supreme Court is due to hear a case in the coming months involving a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy except in cases of medical emergency or a severe fetal abnormality. It will be the first abortion case considered by the nation’s high court since former president Donald Trump cemented a conservative-leaning 6-3 majority on the nine-member panel.



    It’s nice to see some good news for a change.


    Funny how all the pro choice people suddenly stop being pro choice when it comes to vaccines. #mybodymychoice



    journal.ie - hard left online Irish paper
    Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks 01 IX 2021.


    year number of abortions abortion rate abortion ratio
    2017 612,719 11.2 185
    2018 619,591 11.3 189

    Abortion
    in the United States - Wikipedia




    All the regard and respect in the world for alien migrants but don't mention the industrial scale abortion of our own people to make room for them.

  2. #102

    US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law


    US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law



    Justices denied an emergency request by abortion and women's health providers for an injunction on enforcement of the ban.



    The US Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, dealing a major blow to abortion rights by leaving in place a state law that prohibits the vast majority of abortions. The decision is a major milestone in the fight over abortion, as opponents have sought for decades to roll back access to the procedure.


    By a 5-4 vote, the justices denied an emergency request by abortion and women's health providers for an injunction on enforcement of the ban, which took effect early yesterday, while litigation continues.


    One of the court's six conservatives, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined its three liberals in dissent.


    "The court's order is stunning," liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissenting opinion. "Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand."





    In an unsigned explanation, the court's majority said the decision was "not based on any conclusion about the constitutionality of Texas’s law" and allowed legal challenges to proceed. The law, known as the "Texas Heartbeat Act," bans abortion once a foetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually takes place at six weeks - before many women even know they are pregnant.


    It makes no exceptions for rape or incest. The only exemption is if there is a danger to the woman's health.


    While similar laws have passed in a dozen Republican-led conservative states, all had been stymied in the courts.
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and other groups filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday asking it to stop the Texas law from taking effect. But the court last night formally refused to block the legislation.


    President Joe Biden vowed to defend abortion rights after the law took effect. "This extreme Texas law blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century," Mr Biden said in a reference to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that legally enshrined a woman's right to an abortion.


    Vanessa Rodriguez, senior manager for the contact centre of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, said patients were "scared, confused, angry." "Texas politicians are taking away their right to make the decision" about terminating a pregnancy, Ms Rodriguez said.


    Amy Hagstrom Miller, chief executive of Whole Woman's Health, said a clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, had performed abortions until 11.56pm local time on Tuesday. "Our waiting room was filled with patients," she said. "I woke up feeling deep sadness. I'm numb."


    The ACLU said the impact of the bill will be "immediate and devastating." "Access to almost all abortion has just been cut off for millions of people," the powerful civil rights association said. According to the ACLU, "approximately 85 to 90%" of the women who obtain an abortion in Texas are at least six weeks into pregnancy.


    Anti-abortion activists, however, were jubilant: "This is an historic moment in the fight to protect women and children from abortion," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion nonprofit Susan B Anthony List.
    The other states that have sought to enact restrictions on abortion in the early stages of pregnancy have been barred from doing so by rulings that cited protections granted in Roe v. Wade. That decision guaranteed the right to an abortion in the US so long as the foetus is not viable outside the womb, which is usually the case until the 22nd to 24th week of pregnancy.


    Texas' law is different from those of other states because it allows the public - rather than state officials such as prosecutors or health departments - to bring private civil suits to enforce the ban. Citizens are encouraged to report doctors who perform abortions or anyone who helped facilitate the procedure.


    The Texas law "creates a bounty hunting scheme that encourages the general public to bring costly and harassing lawsuits against anyone who they believe has violated the ban," the ACLU said. "Anyone who successfully sues a health centre worker, an abortion provider, or any person who helps someone access an abortion after six weeks will be rewarded with at least $10,000, to be paid by the person sued," it said.


    Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the Texas bill would force women to "travel out of state - in the middle of a pandemic - to receive constitutionally guaranteed health care." "It's cruel and unlawful."


    For procedural reasons, this system makes it more difficult for federal courts to intervene, and they have so far refused to hear appeals against the Texas law.


    The Supreme Court is also due to hear a case in the coming months involving a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, except in cases of medical emergency or a severe foetal abnormality.
    It will be the first abortion case considered by the nation's high court since former president Donald Trump cemented a conservative-leaning 6-3 majority on the nine-member panel.


    RTE:

    US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law 02 IX 2021.




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