Does “June Medical Services v. Gee” = End of Abortion Rights? This Week?

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Ian Millhiser, writing at Think Progress, thinks so.

Lawyers representing a Louisiana abortion clinic and at least two physicians filed an application in the Supreme Court on Monday asking the court to halt a Louisiana law that is identical to a Texas law the justices struck down in 2016.

The court is almost certain to deny this application in a 5-4 vote — possibly as soon as tonight. When it does so, it will effectively mark the end of Roe v. Wade.

Yes, the court is very unlikely to hand down an opinion this week which uses the words “Roe v. Wade is overruled.” But these abortion providers filed this application because a federal appeals court openly defied the Supreme Court’s most recent abortion decision. When the court refuses to enforce its own decision, that will send a clear signal to lower court judges throughout the country that they are free to uphold restrictions on abortion.

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2 thoughts on “Does “June Medical Services v. Gee” = End of Abortion Rights? This Week?

  1. The bloody minded cruelty of Republican law makers who pander to ideological myopia. What next? Adopting the methods of peoples who pray to vengeful gods by stoning the unfortunate.

    A Florida court has held that a pregnant and parentless 16-year-old is not mature enough to have an abortion – but is, apparently, mature enough to raise a child after being forced into childbirth by the state.

    This case illustrates the utter absurdity and deep cruelty of parental consent laws, which are in place in 21 states.

    Florida calls teen ‘too immature’ for an abortion. But forced motherhood is fine?

    1. The child can give her baby up for adoption. She isn’t being “forced” to raise a child. She is being “forced” to give birth. She still has a choice after birth. She can choose to keep the child or she can choose to give the child up for adoption.

      I don’t know the facts of this case. Is she a ward of the state? Is she in foster care? Is she homeless? Your quote indicates she has no parents.

      Say she lived in a blue state and was a ward of the state and the state decided she should get an abortion. What if she wanted to keep the baby? Should she be forced to have an abortion? Flip the situation and give me your opinion.

      My body my choice – except it isn’t just her body. There is another body involved – another human life. What about the choice of the fetus – what about their body their choice? I don’t have a problem forcing a birth if it a choice between life and death for another human life. If an abortion is medically necessary for the life of the mother – that is just self-defense. But if the life of the mother isn’t in play, and if the pregnancy isn’t the result of a crime (rape or incest), and if the state has a say (a minor with no parents) – why cannot the state choose life for both?

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