This is big news.

Thirteen Texas abortion clinics will remain open, after the Supreme Court blocked a stringent new law from taking effect.

Texas’ House Bill 2 – the legislation that Texas Sen. Wendy Davis attempted to filibuster – required abortion clinics to become certified as ambulatory surgical centers. The 13 clinics set to close prior to the Supreme Court’s action said they would be unable to meet that requirement, largely because they could not afford the necessary upgrades. Abortion clinics in Texas have said that upgrading to these new standards would cost upwards of $1 million.

It’s important to note the Supreme Court’s decision to put a halt to the Texas abortion law is not permanent; it’s simply a temporary measure much like the Supreme Court’s block on Wisconsin’s voter ID law.

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5 Responses to Supreme Court blocks regressive Texas abortion law

  1. Denis Navratil says:

    For the sake of discussion, I will accept your premise that the Texas abortion law is regressive. Perhaps you will share with me what a progressive abortion law would entail.

    • John Casper says:

      If you were a conservative, you’d already know the answer to that question. Abortion on demand. The state cannot compel a woman to give birth.

      If like a lot of us, you’re uncomfortable with late term abortions of healthy fetuses, you’re free to contract with the OG/GYN and the mother to adopt the fetus. Then it’s on you to find adoptive parents and pay for the neo-natal care.

      • Denis Navratil says:

        Hmmmmm. Adopting a fetus. Now that is an interesting idea. It is a woman’s body, she can sell it, or a portion of it (the fetusy part) if she wants to. That might make for some interesting legal disputes down the line when a man who owns the fetus if the woman wants to change course by killing it.

  2. nonquixote says:

    The trouble that has been temporarily interrupted here, is simply self-righteous people perpetually pushing the enforcing of, “christian,” beliefs, (right-wing Sharia Law) to disallow women control over their own health care with physical threats, verbal abuse, bullying and contrived legal and financial penalties.

  3. stacy mahan says:

    What is wrong with making them certified ambulatory centers? Would this not be in the best interest of a woman’s health?

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