Thursday, March 3, 2016

Speaking Truth on the Supreme Court

The Supremes have been in fine form this week.

"I can't imagine what is the benefit of having a woman take those pills in an ambulatory surgical center when there is no surgery involved," said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

When Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller said "because there might be complications," Ginsburg fired back:

"It's not going to occur on the spot.  The complication generally arises after the woman is back at home."

Justice Elena Kagan added, "We know that liposuction is 30 times more dangerous [than an early stage abortion],yet doesn't have the same kind of requirements" in Texas.

"The law actually undermines the interest in health by causing an increase in later abortions and self-induced abortions," said Stephanie Toti, a lawyer for the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor chimed in too: "Is there any other condition that by taking pills [is] required to be done in a hospital?"  

Having three women on the Supreme Court makes a difference--hallelujah!

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