Supreme Court’s Attack on Abortion Rights Opens Door for Vigilante Lawsuits Against the Unvaccinated

Supreme Court's Attack on Abortion Rights Opens Door for Vigilante Lawsuits Against the Unvaccinated

The absurdity and lawlessnessof the Supreme Court’s procedural decision in the Texas abortion case could, if turned around on the GOP, have the benefit of getting more people vaccinated. Is what’s good for the goose is good for the gander? In letting stand Texas’s draconian new anti-abortion law, The Supreme Court allowed states (at least for the time being) to deputize almost anyone in the world as bounty hunters to go after and punish anyone in Texas taking part in a Constitutionally legal and protected act—namely performing, aiding or abetting an abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 conservative majority may have been too clever by half. In her blistering dissent to the Supreme Court’s inaction Justice Sonia Sotomayor called the Texas law “a breathtaking act of defiance—of the Constitution, of this Court’s precedents, and of the rights of women seeking abortions throughout Texas.” If the Supreme Court wants to overturn 49 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade , it will have ample opportunity to do so the old-fashioned way (with lower court rulings, briefs, oral arguments and lengthy written opinions) next spring when it hears an appeal to Mississippi’s currently unconstitutional abortion law banning abortion after 15 weeks. The Court’s non-decision in allowing the Texas law iis devastating for the rights of women to control their own bodies. But it’s equally devastating to the rule of rule of law in America, itself another blow by Republicans at the fundamentals of democracy. Allowing the Texas […]

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