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SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Ban

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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Ban




"We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes," Justice Bryer wrote in the majority opinion. "Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access."


The supreme court has said loud and clear that women's voices matter and have been heard. There should never be any law that limits what a woman can do with her body or make it hard for her to access health clinics.




posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: shredderofsouls
SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Ban




"We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes," Justice Bryer wrote in the majority opinion. "Each places a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access."


The supreme court has said loud and clear that women's voices matter and have been heard. There should never be any law that limits what a woman can do with her body or make it hard for her to access health clinics.

However , it is a State's right to fund or not . Still kinda puts the ball in Texas' court so to speak. Which way will they go ? Looks as if a representing attorney screwed up in the beginning . Instead of bringing it up as a refusal to fund , they brought it up on anti-abortion laws. Gave the Supreme Court an out right there.
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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Nope. Federal funding.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Except SCOTUS wasnt loking for an 'out'. They ruled. And struck this nonsense down.

Texas could always Texit, but thats about it.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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SCOTUS

Abortion isn't anyone else's business, except the one making that decision and her doctor.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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What's so hard about being a responsible adult. I really don't get it. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to not get pregnant yet we have like 2 million abortions a year.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
What's so hard about being a responsible adult. I really don't get it. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to not get pregnant yet we have like 2 million abortions a year.


The very difficult choice to have an abortion is quite often the reflection of that adult responsibility.

Perhaps if we hadn't wasted so much time in this country failing to educate young people on biological realities, teaching them about contraceptives, PROVIDING them the contraceptives, and harping on ridiculous epic failing solutions like "abstinence only" ... perhaps this wouldn't be the issue that it is.

Can't tell them about birth control though ... that's just gonna encourage Siiiiinnnnn-ah!
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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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I've always voted for the candidate who is "Anti-Abortion", because my 14 year-old Mother would have aborted me, but it was illegal back in those days...thankfully!


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: avgguy
What's so hard about being a responsible adult. I really don't get it. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to not get pregnant yet we have like 2 million abortions a year.


If men put a condom on every time. If men insisted condoms were used every time.

But of course men like to blame the women.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe

originally posted by: avgguy
What's so hard about being a responsible adult. I really don't get it. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to not get pregnant yet we have like 2 million abortions a year.


If men put a condom on every time. If men insisted condoms were used every time.

But of course men like to blame the women.


Are you implying that it is only up to the man? It is a decision that is made by both parties. If a man refuses to use a condom against the wishes of the woman that would be rape.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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And another win for the good guys



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
And another win for the good guys


Hitler thought he was a 'good guy' too.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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Good..I believe in a Woman's right to choose.


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posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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I was so glad to see this on the news. The 2 laws struck down had no interest in women's health at all, they were trying to pull a fast one. SCOTUS easily saw through that.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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It is upto the person involved to judge themselves not yours.
Help educate people by reopening the clinics.
Better sex ed in school also.
What do you want to do here really eh? vilify women? do you wish to punish women for their choice?.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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If men put a condom on every time. If men insisted condoms were used every time. But of course men like to blame the women.


The man can't decide whether or not to continue or abort a pregnancy. So unfortunately, it is not the man's responsibility. But we live in a society where men are allowed to be victimized and blamed for being a victim, so people will continue to blame the man when he is not responsible.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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Did no one else find it troubling that Texas needed 42 abortion clinics at one point.

Can we educate some people so they will stop murdering babies.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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texas is a big state, in all it consists of 254 counties.
so that's one clinic for every 6 counties....

so it's not a huge number of clinics considering...

and, you will never eliminate abortion entirely, nor should you want to.
sometimes it's the best medical option for the sake of the mother.



posted on Jun, 27 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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It's heartening to see that the SCOTUS has upheld a woman's right to autonomy, despite dubious state claims they are protecting and are concerned for women's health.

The issue of women's health (reproductive or otherwise) is an issue that should be strictly between the woman and her doctor -- NOT a woman, her doctor and her state's politicians.

Autonomy is a fundamental right that should never be taken for granted.




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