Another vindication for the anti-abortion movement’s many critics:
On Friday evening, the state Supreme Court temporarily halted the lower court’s order but did not rule on the merits of the case. The court said it would rule on the temporary restraining order, but did not specify when.
“While we still hope that the Court ultimately rejects the state’s request and does so quickly, in this case we fear that justice delayed will be justice denied,” said Cox’s lawyer, Molly Duane, in a Friday evening statement.
A case in which a pregnancy is particularly dangerous and the fetus non-viable provides a perfect control case for evaluating the priorities of the actually existing American movement to criminalize abortion, and the top priority is “controlling and brutalizing women.” This is what abortion bans in America have always been about, and why they are not consistent with either the equal protection or due process clauses of thr 14th Amendment.
The state of Texas is 100% committed to torturing a woman in desperate need of an emergency abortion and prosecuting her doctor. Red states no longer even pretend to have any concern for actual patients' lives or health. Important piece from @maryrziegler: https://t.co/tSGPdgkPXf pic.twitter.com/3QcpmOziE9— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) December 8, 2023
Might be only a matter of time before a court literally kills someone by forcing her to carry a dangerous pregnancy until she dies herself. https://t.co/LxiaVTphnF— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) December 9, 2023
….put monsters on the court, get monstrous rulings:
Source for the screenshot above.
"A Texas Supreme Court GOP runoff has eight-year incumbent David Medina defending his spot against John Devine, a former district court judge known for his battle to keep the Ten Commandments displayed in his courtroom"https://t.co/U9mT3Prm2S— steven monacelli (@stevanzetti) December 9, 2023