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Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 03:35:44 PM »
As if anyone is surprised...

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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 03:39:24 PM »
How can one judge strike down the Texas Legislature law?
I'm always surprised that this can happen and confused as to how the one judge can have that much power.
What good is a legislative body if a judge can make the law of the land?
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 04:25:16 PM »
How can one judge strike down the Texas Legislature law?
I'm always surprised that this can happen and confused as to how the one judge can have that much power.
What good is a legislative body if a judge can make the law of the land?

I have never understood that.

First off - I see no mention of either abortion or the Hippocratic oath in the Constitution. Unconstitutional, in this case, means not in the thing in the first place.

The rights of the doctors being infringed? Hey - how about the rights of the patients? Not going into the whole abortion can of worms, but how the hell can an abortion clinic NOT have admitting privileges to the local hospital? Dentists and opticians have those! Any medical procedure can go badly wrong rapidly. It is only common sense to have the back up if needed.
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 06:02:35 PM »
There's more to this:

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The judge in the case, (Lee) Yeakel, was appointed to the court by then-President Bush in 2003. This isn't the first time Yeakel has weighed in on an abortion-related issue. In April 2012, he ruled that a law that would ban Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds was unconstitutional. But that case could be instructive: Just a few months later, in August, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court reversed Yeakel's ruling, freeing Texas to impose the funding ban.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/texas-abortion-ruling-isn-t-a-big-victory-for-wendy-davis-20131028

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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 06:09:38 PM »
If abortion clinics would only be subject to the same medical standards as hospitals are, thousands of babies' lives, and the health of many mothers, would be saved.

It's unconscionable that one judge can strike down what the people of Texas want regarding the health of their citizens.

And it is despicable that the left has always disguised this abomination against women and children as some sort of "right."
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 06:21:51 PM »
My Lady - I could be cynical here and point out that it is yet another example of the Democrats eating their own, as far as abortion is concerned.

I won't. There is a far more serious aspect, as you rightly point out.

The people of Texas - through their representatives - set fair and decent terms. They did not ban abortion. They did not make one more difficult to obtain. To borrow Bill Clinton's statement, they attempted to make it legal, safe and rare.

While abortion exists - which I know hurts your very soul - it should be as safe as possible. Who is this [CENSORED] judge to make it less safe by fiat? Any medical procedure has risks. A rule to minimize the risk is both the sensible and the right thing to do.
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 06:35:39 PM »
My Lady - I could be cynical here and point out that it is yet another example of the Democrats eating their own, as far as abortion is concerned.

I won't. There is a far more serious aspect, as you rightly point out.

The people of Texas - through their representatives - set fair and decent terms. They did not ban abortion. They did not make one more difficult to obtain. To borrow Bill Clinton's statement, they attempted to make it legal, safe and rare.

While abortion exists - which I know hurts your very soul - it should be as safe as possible. Who is this [CENSORED] judge to make it less safe by fiat? Any medical procedure has risks. A rule to minimize the risk is both the sensible and the right thing to do.

"Sensible" and "right" are not terms that describe the left in any aspect of their ideology.

They have been so committed to killing as many babies as possible that they have willfully removed the right to control the medical environment in which they do abortions in order to make it safe and sanitary.

I am convinced that they have removed/prevented health standards for abortion clinics because they don't want anyone to find out how dark and diabolical their deeds really are.
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 06:37:44 PM »
As if anyone is surprised...

We all knew it was coming.  The judge has proven to be a liberal activist and the lefties judge shopped to make sure they got the right one.  This is what we get when Republicans don't vet the district court judges like Democrats do.  Democrats make sure they appoint a liberal ideologue.
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 07:11:11 PM »
We all knew it was coming.  The judge has proven to be a liberal activist and the lefties judge shopped to make sure they got the right one.  This is what we get when Republicans don't vet the district court judges like Democrats do.  Democrats make sure they appoint a liberal ideologue.

Spot on! I personally know this judge and let me tell you he is some piece of work!

This is going to be reversed very quickly!

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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 09:25:03 PM »
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Re: Judge rules controversial Texas abortion law unconstitutional
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 09:56:31 PM »
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