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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:11 am

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The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up an abortion case this term, adding an explosive issue to an already robust docket of controversial issues in the middle of the 2020 presidential election.

The justices will consider a Louisiana law that requires doctors to obtain admitting privileges from a nearby hospital.
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The Center for Reproductive Rights, representing an abortion clinic and two Louisiana physicians, argues that if the law is allowed to go into effect is will leave "only one doctor to care for every woman seeking an abortion in the state."

Louisiana argues that the law is necessary to provide a higher level of physician competence. The law, which has been on hold pending appeal, says doctors must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed. It is nearly identical to a Texas law that the Supreme Court struck in 2016. Back then, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the liberal justices to rule against the law. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were in dissent.
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The court will likely hear oral arguments early next year.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:29 pm

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Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court ruled.
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Mrs Justice Keegan made that decision in light of impending legislation, already passed at Westminster, which will decriminalise abortion if there is no deal to restore devolution in Northern Ireland by 21 October.
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Northern Ireland has been without a devolved government for almost three years.
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At present there is little sign that there will be a resolution within the 18-day deadline.
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Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that does not allow same-sex marriage. Also, unlike England, Scotland and Wales, laws in Northern Ireland forbid abortion except where a mother's life is at risk, bans that have been upheld by the region's block of conservative politicians.

But an overwhelming vote by British lawmakers in July to compel the government in London to overhaul the laws if Belfast's devolved executive had not been restored by Oct. 21 is set to kick in with little or no hope of politicians ending the local parliament's near three-year hiatus.
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If a new devolved government is not formed by midnight, abortion will be decriminalized, beginning a consultation on what the framework for services should look like, which is due to be finalized and approved by March 2020.
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It will take the British parliament until mid-January to bring in the new legislation, setting up Feb. 14, 2020 - Valentine's Day - as the first opportunity for same-sex couples to marry once they give the required 28-days' notice.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:25 pm

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A last ditch attempt at the Stormont assembly to stop abortion law changes in Northern Ireland has failed, with the law set to change at midnight.

Unionist parties, who oppose the upcoming liberalisation, triggered the assembly's recall with a petition.

But politicians were told the assembly could not do any business until a speaker was elected with cross-community backing.

That became impossible when the nationalist SDLP left the chamber.

As a result no nationalist representatives remained, meaning no new speaker could be elected and the sitting was suspended after less than an hour.
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Monday's sitting was the first time the assembly had sat for nearly three years.
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Sinn Féin, the Alliance Party, the Green Party and People Before Profit did not take part in the assembly session, which Alliance leader Naomi Long called a "cynical political stunt".

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:26 pm

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South Carolina Senate subcommittee on Tuesday stripped protections for women who become pregnant from rape or incest from a bill that would outlaw abortions in the state after about six weeks of pregnancy.

The State newspaper reports the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee then approved the bill by a 4-3 vote. The vote was along party lines, with Republicans favoring the move and Democrats opposing it, reports CBS Columbia affiliate WLTX-TV.

The bill would still allow for abortions if it was to save the life of a mother, the station points out.

The measure is expected to advance through the full committee, which likely will hear it in November. Republican Governor Henry McMaster has said he would sign the bill into law if the Senate passes it.

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Post by Unagi » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:42 pm

that's horrible.

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:52 pm

It fits within a general theme of the straight up attack on women's health that the GOP and Trump administration have been waging for the last ~3 years.
Nearly 900 women's health clinics nationwide have lost federal funds after the Trump administration implemented a "domestic gag rule" to a federal family planning program known as Title X, according to an estimate by Power to Decide, an organization that works to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Women of color make up more than half and Latinas over a third of all Title X patients, according to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

The lack of funding could affect access to reproductive health services, including breast cancer screenings, HIV tests and birth control for over 8.7 million women living in 390 counties in the U.S.

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Post by malchior » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:46 pm

There isn't anything more American than endangering health care services and keeping minorities down. #MAGA.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:08 pm

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A federal judge has blocked a controversial Alabama abortion bill that would block almost all abortions, calling it a "ban" that "contravenes clear Supreme Court precedent."

US District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday barring the Human Life Protection Act from taking effect until the court resolves the case in full. The law was slated to go into effect next month.

Thompson's decision to block the Alabama ban means that all of the state laws passed this year restricting early-stage abortions have been blocked from going into effect by the courts.

In the 17-page opinion, Thompson wrote that the state's abortion ban "violates the right of an individual to privacy, to make choices central to personal dignity and autonomy." Thompson also stated that the ban "diminishes the capacity of women to act in society, and to make reproductive decisions."

Thompson added, "It defies the United States Constitution."

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:31 pm

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A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio state legislature requires doctors to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a woman’s uterus – a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face charges of “abortion murder”.
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In addition to ordering doctors to do the impossible or face criminal charges, House Bill 413 bans abortion outright and defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child”.

It also appears to punish doctors, women and children as young as 13 with “abortion murder” if they “perform or have an abortion”. This crime is punishable by life in prison. Another new crime, “aggravated abortion murder”, is punishable by death, according to the bill.

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Post by gbasden » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:45 pm

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A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio state legislature requires doctors to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a woman’s uterus – a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face charges of “abortion murder”.
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In addition to ordering doctors to do the impossible or face criminal charges, House Bill 413 bans abortion outright and defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child”.

It also appears to punish doctors, women and children as young as 13 with “abortion murder” if they “perform or have an abortion”. This crime is punishable by life in prison. Another new crime, “aggravated abortion murder”, is punishable by death, according to the bill.
Holy shit, these people have lost their goddamned minds.

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Post by YellowKing » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:31 pm

This shit really pisses me off because they're laws people come up with who have ZERO clue about medicine, the female reproductive system, etc.

My wife had an ectopic pregnancy that nearly killed her back in 2007. There was no "reimplanting" the damn thing. She lost two liters of blood into her abdomen and would have died without emergency surgery. Thank God the doctor did everything in his power to save her tubes, which is the only reason we now have two kids. She came very close to not being able to have children at all.

The results of laws like this would be to dissuade talented people from even getting into reproductive medicine. So you lower the quality of that medicine across the board.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:58 pm

Any means to justify their ends.

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Post by Holman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:53 pm

I'm starting to think it's not about the babies.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:56 pm

Holman wrote:
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I'm starting to think it's not about the babies.
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Post by Pyperkub » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:13 pm

gbasden wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:31 pm
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A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio state legislature requires doctors to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a woman’s uterus – a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face charges of “abortion murder”.
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In addition to ordering doctors to do the impossible or face criminal charges, House Bill 413 bans abortion outright and defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child”.

It also appears to punish doctors, women and children as young as 13 with “abortion murder” if they “perform or have an abortion”. This crime is punishable by life in prison. Another new crime, “aggravated abortion murder”, is punishable by death, according to the bill.
Holy shit, these people have lost their goddamned minds.
The law should allow them to re-implant them in the idiots who voted for this.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:51 pm

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to describe ultrasound images and play fetal heartbeat sound to abortion seekers.

Kentucky argued the law is "simple and straightforward," calling it part of an" informed-consent process." The law, Kentucky said, "does nothing more than require that women who are considering an abortion be provided with information that is truthful, non-misleading and relevant to their decision of whether to have an abortion."

The court rejected the case without comment or noted dissent by any of the justices.

Challengers, including an abortion clinic, argued that the law forced patients to see the images even if she didn't want to, and that it violated doctors' First Amendment rights.

The law had been upheld by the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, but that ruling was on hold pending the Supreme Court appeal.

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