The Supreme Court remains guardians of the right of women to slay their offspring:
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Supreme Court has reversed a landmark Texas pro-life law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and abortion facilities to meet more stringent health standards.
An eight-justice Supreme Court has reversed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole), 5-3.
The case was brought by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of independent abortion facilities in Texas.
The case involves Texas’ H.B. 2, a pro-life law that, aside from restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their offices and abortion facilities to meet the same health standards as other ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).
Those regulations caused the number of abortion facilities to drop from 41 to eight according to Planned Parenthood, closing 13 abortion facilities in one day.
The decision, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, says that both requirement place a substantial burden on women’s right to exercise their reproductive rights, including the right to obtain an abortion. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote her own concurring opinion, writing that “complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous.”
Go here to read the rest. Go here to read the decision. The dissents of Thomas and Alito are memorable as, once again, a Supreme Court majority mutilates constitutional law in order to safeguard the purely court created right to abortion. The most powerful argument that those supporting Donald Trump have is imagining a Supreme Court filled with Hillary Clinton appointees.