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Posted on 03/28/2014 2:55:17 AM PDT by markomalley
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough abortion restrictions that have led to the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don't jeopardize women's health.
A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the U.S. Constitution and served no medical purpose. Despite the lower court's ruling, the appeals court already had allowed some rules to go into effect while it considered the case. The latest decision means more regulations will begin later this year, as scheduled, and sets the case up for a likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In its opinion, the appeals court said the law "on its face does not impose an undue burden on the life and health of a woman."
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Victory for life.
Let’s see—they decided that new rules subjecting abortuaries to the same health and safety standards as actual medical facilities do not endanger women’s health.
I think we have an Einstein here...
The law, according to the court, does not create an “undue burden” for women seeking abortions.
That’s because when you read into the details of the much ballyhooed “20 week ban” in the bill, the “ban” nullifies itself if the mother believes it creates an ‘undue burden” for her.
The GOPe politicians in Texas passed this bill for emotional effect with Pro-Life voters and the Pro-Abortion Democrats like Wendy Davis have used it for emotional effect-campaign contributions as well.
The clinic regulations are having an effect, but consider this.
A longtime GOP politician in my home country used to tell me he “opposed abortion but supported birth control”. That’s because the major political contributors-rich people in the area were Planned Parenthood supporters.
The new clinic regs in Texas shut down the small time operators who are back alley abortionists with a sign out front while allowing the well financed and supported Planned Parenthood operations to stay in business.
Its a case of GOPe politicians supporting a large business interest over smaller ones.