Monday, June 29, 2015

Texas in Spotlight (again): USSC 5-4 Favor Woman's Clinic and Health Privacy

A win in Texas, but for how long???

Granny nails it ...

The basic argument

Definitely a good week for progressives and decent people who are truly part of the most-important words in America: "We the People."  Another 5-4 and the backlash is just starting:


Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

The Supreme Court voted (5-4) to allow nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from a decision effectively ordering them to close.

Chief Justice Roberts along with Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito voted to deny the stay.

The case concerns two parts of a state law that impose strict requirements on abortion providers. One requires all abortion clinics in the state to meet the standards for “ambulatory surgical centers,” including regulations concerning buildings, equipment and staffing. The other requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

Read more  » from the NY Times.

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