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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:06 AM

Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling Raises Stakes For Election

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Source: AP

(39 mins ago, by David Crary).

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court’s first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause. Both sides also say Monday’s ruling is not the last word on state-level abortion restrictions. One abortion rights leader evoked the image of playing whack-a-mole as new cases surface.

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down a Louisiana law seeking to require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. For both sides in the abortion debate, it was viewed as a momentous test of the court’s stance following Trump’s appointments of two conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

The ruling was yet another major decision in which the conservative-leaning court failed to deliver an easy victory to the right in culture war issues during an election year; one ruling protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, and the other rejected Trump’s effort to end protections for young immigrants.
Now, anti-abortion leaders say there’s an urgent need to reelect Trump so he can appoint more justices like Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. Abortion rights activists, with equal fervor, say it’s crucial to defeat Trump and end Republican control of the Senate, where the GOP majority has confirmed scores of conservative judges during Trump’s term.

The Louisiana law “was an obvious challenge to our reproductive freedom, and it points to the urgent need to vote for pro-choice candidates from the top of the ballot all the way down,” said Heidi Sieck of #VOTEPROCHOICE, an online advocacy group. “Do this in primaries, do this in runoffs, do this in special elections and do this in the general in November.” James Bopp Jr., general counsel for National Right to Life, made a similar appeal, from an opposite vantage point...

Read more: https://apnews.com/c86b1d48863f0f7f45003a303e94c94b



- 'How John Roberts left the door open to more state limits on abortion,' CNN, 11:21 PM, June 29, 2020/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/supreme-court-abortion-roberts-footnote/index.html

(CNN) Chief Justice John Roberts provided on Monday the decisive vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana, a ringing victory for the clinics and doctors who spent years fighting a law they claimed would effectively ban the procedure in the state.

At the same time, however, Roberts left a key clue that could inspire other states to pass similar laws and guarantee that the issue of abortion remains front and center in national discourse decades after Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court legalizing abortion nationwide.

The court struck down a Louisiana law requiring that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges from a nearby hospital -- just like it struck down a similar law out of Texas four years ago...

- Why Roberts Sided With Liberal Judges..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:59 AM

1. This decision will bring out the Trumpers to vote.

They know that RBG will probably have to step down within the next year or so because f her health and a Democratic administration will appoint another liberal judge. The forced birthers want that seat to go to a rabid wing-nut, so they’ll turn out to vote. We really need young people to understand the threat to their reproductive rights and get out and vote.

If the Christian extremists are ever able to overturn Roe, it will be because they have a 6-3 Supreme Court that is willing to throw out precedent. They’re close now. And if they get that win, their next goal is to make all birth control illegal because it allows women to have sex outside of marriage, and it offends them for women to have any control over their own bodies.

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:08 AM

2. K&R

GOTV!

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:20 PM

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