The New Abortion Laws and their legitimacy

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The New Abortion Laws and their legitimacy

 The fight over this continues in Louisiana and Texas. 

america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/inside-story/articles/2014/9/2/are-states-new-abortionregulationslegal.html

 

 

Are states’ new abortion regulations legal?

Two federal court rulings may limit states’ attempts to regulate the doctors and clinics who perform abortions

A law requiring hospital admitting privileges for all abortion doctors in Louisiana passed earlier this year, but just hours before it was supposed to go into full effect, a federal judge issued a temporary order delaying its enforcement.

Abortion rights supporters cheered the delay. Of the five abortion clinics in Louisiana, three have filed a lawsuit arguing that their doctors have not had enough time to secure permissions and would have been shut down.

In response to the law’s delay, Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said, “We continue to look to the courts to uphold the Constitution and protect access to safe and legal abortion for all women regardless of where they happen to live."

But advocates of the new law say its intention is to protect women’s health. “The legal process is far from over,” said Benjamin Clapper, executive director of the Louisiana Right to Life Federation.

A similar legal fight is unfolding in Texas. Last week a federal judge in Texas also delayed a part of its abortion law. That section contains a requirement for abortion clinics to certify as ambulatory surgical centers. The rule is one of many measures that Texas has passed to limit abortions, causing backlogs at clinics across the state.

“One of the first phone calls I made to cancel appointments, the woman called back in a panic and threatened suicide. At that point, what do you say to people?” said Tenesha Duncan, administrator of Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center.

  

 

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The irony is the people who

The irony is the people who complain about these laws the most are the same ones who push for government regulation for all other medical procedures.

 

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 And none of  the people

 And none of  the people who pushded for these laws and got them passed got their morality out of a holy book, all of their reasons are strictly secular. 

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Brian37 wrote: And none of

Brian37 wrote:

 And none of  the people who pushded for these laws and got them passed got their morality out of a holy book, all of their reasons are strictly secular. 

We can count on you to never judge a law on its content. If it was back surgery or any other medical condition and I commented on the uselessness of such regulations, you would be screaming at me about the need of such regulations. The only reason you oppose it is because it is pushed for by religious people. 

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i don't give a flying fuck

i don't give a flying fuck where people get their reasons if they're sound reasons. "holy books" have a lot of useful things to say, and some of the stupidest shit imaginable has been said by "secular" thinkers.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson