Skip to comments.Supreme Court Abortion Case: Media Worry About ‘Devastating Blow’
Posted on 06/28/2020 3:39:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
Its anyones guess as to how the Supreme Court justices will decide the current case regarding abortion. The medias reaction, on the other hand, is an easy prediction.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision shortly on June Medical Services v. Russo. But as each day passes, many in the media, from The New York Times to The Cut, appear more worried that the ruling will block abortion access. The case challenges a 2014 Louisiana law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals so that patients can be easily transferred for emergency care.
Because admitting privileges can be difficult to obtain, abortion supporters argue that this could lead to the closing of abortion clinics not only in Lousiana, but also nationwide. They say that it would place an undue burden on women, when abortion is already a safe procedure. Furthermore, they say, this case resembles another case, Whole Womans Health v. Hellerstedt, in which the court already sided against admitting privileges.
But thats not the whole story.
The pro-life movement stresses the importance of pregnant womens safety and health. They also point out that abortion providers shouldnt have third-party standing, or the ability to represent patients in a case where their interests and womens interests might conflict. They also argue that Louisiana physicians at ambulatory surgical centers must obtain the same admitting privileges and that abortion providers arent being singled out here.
For those who say, Youre limiting the ability to access abortion, she told the National Catholic Register in January, I would tell them it doesnt lessen access to an abortion, it lessens access to unsafe abortion, and unsafe, unregulated abortions are not constitutional.
For their part, many in the media largely gave voice to the concerns of abortion supporters.
During an NPR interview, Nancy Northup, the CEO and president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, commented that this is actually just an attempt to close the clinics in Louisiana with no benefit for women on June 20.
Host Scott Simon simply followed up by asking, And would the closure of clinics in Louisiana particularly affect women of color?
The following day, The New York Times published an opinion piece with the headline reading, What if the Supreme Court Rules on Abortion and the Country Shrugs?
Were worn down, wrote Lauren Kelley, a member of the editorial board. By the pandemic, by racist police violence, by so much else thats roiled 2020 but also by years and years of abortion battles just like this one.
Still, she warned, the sweeping changes this case could usher in make it all the more depressing that the looming ruling has gotten relatively little attention.
She called the Worst-case scenario a real possibility where abortion clinics may no longer be able to bring lawsuits on behalf of their patients in addition to shuttering clinics nationwide.
Another headline, for The Cut, asked, Will the Supreme Court Strike a Devastating Blow to Abortion Rights?
Writer Caitlin Moscatello stressed on June 17 that the decision will signal to state lawmakers how far they can go in restricting abortion access.
How the Court comes down on the case could also serve as an indicator of its willingness to dial back reproductive rights going forward, she worried.
Likewise, a New York Magazine headline asked, Is the Constitutional Right to Choose Abortion Doomed? on June 23.
Political columnist Ed Kilgore stressed that, the case to wait for with bated breath is June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, which he called perhaps the most significant decision on abortion law to come down since the Court reaffirmed the right to choose in 1992s Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Even if the Court does not hasten the formal demise of the right to choose, he wrote, if it gives the green light to Louisiana and Texas and other Republican-controlled states to devise the most pernicious and insincere TRAP [Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers] laws imaginable, it will make abortion rights largely theoretical for many women by making the operation of clinics impractical.
NBC News promised a one-sided story with its headline, 'Clinics will be forced to close': Abortion rights backers fearful of upcoming Supreme Court ruling on June 7.
When clinics close, pregnant people face significant hurdles, ranging from additional costs, to longer travel and delayed care, writer Chloe Atkins urged.
More recently, on June 21, ABC News staff shared the story of a Louisiana woman involved with the case, and reported on her difficulties in obtaining an abortion for herself.
For Salon, on June 18, politics writer Amanda Marcotte summarized the case as looking at whether states can ban abortion through the backdoor method of burying clinics in medically unnecessary regulations that force them out of business.
But, of course, thats only one side of the story.
When a woman has an abortion, she becomes very easy to enslave into their mind control matrix.
Why? Because she must silence any rational or truth-seeking functions in her brain to avoid the terrible reality that she has killed her own child. She builds a wall of denial so strong that truth cannot penetrate.
They give her a mental ‘safe space’ to exist in — a place in which abortion is merely ‘reproductive health’, a ‘clump of cells’, ‘my body’, etc. Any conversations involving the obvious scientific truths of the matter are met with reflexive defensive emotions, sometimes culminating in screaming “NO UTERUS, NO OPINION!”, in an outburst.
The woman’s mind is no longer free. She is a slave on the Democrat plantation. There is no escape, because to escape would require self-condemnation for murder.
Abortion is a diabolical weapon of mind control.
If the court does anything against the murder of the unborn, the murderers will burn the building to the ground.
With Roberts doing his dance of spinning further and further Left, I don’t think the baby killers have anything to worry about.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
If the left has something on Roberts, I wish someone on our side would find out what it is and make it public. I know that’s playing like the Democrats, but so be it.
America ceased to be the America I grew up in the moment this !@(#* decided “oh, the government can make you buy health insurance and just call it a tax! Wheeee! I found a way to help the socialists! I found a way to help the socialists!”.
Didn’t NYS do this for WuFlu?
Require admitting privileges, I mean. No Trump pills for you, elderly WuFlu patient, outside a hospital setting.
If it’s good enough for WuFlu, why not abortion?
Thanks, Cuomo, for doing right-to-lifers a solid!
Leftist democrats murder babies. That is all you need to know about anyone who votes for any democrat.
The pro-life war is being waged, and won, on the spiritual field of battle.
We want complete victory here, now. But our ways are not God's ways - our part is to stay engaged in the political part and pray.
Strange how this argument vanishes when limits gun rights are discussed...
It’s been known for years that Roberts’ adoption of his two children from Ireland through Mexico was wholly illegal. But the gutless wonders of the RINO GOPe won’t ever bring it up, just like with Hussein O’s inelegibilty to be president. This US government of this country has been blatantly lawless for many years. It didn’t start with Roberts.
And the conservative gorsch.
Im glad we are fighting back. But couldnt they just call 911 if they have a problem? What do other medical clinics do? Close all abortion clinics down of course. This just seems weird.
The author of the bill is a pro-life DEM from a heavy-DEM district.
In abortion....It’s automatic....Someone dies...Nothing safe about that. Not even a tiny little bit safe.
“With Roberts doing his dance of spinning further and further Left, I dont think the baby killers have anything to worry about.”
No kidding. Roberts is the David Souter of this court.
This whole year has been a symbolic abortion comparison. 1. Impeachment-ending something before its term, Then the virus which attacks the lungs and makes it hard to breathe, along with masks that also stifle breath and speaking, (silent scream). We are confined to our little space,,like in a womb, unable to express ourselves, unable to connect or to get out. Thirdly we witness one person take away the breath of another human who actually CALLS OUT to his mother and says I cant breathe along with ....lives matter...(ALL lives) both could be a slogan for prolife. In addition when a woman gives birth she is told, breathe, breathe.
Are the riots, outrage and anger an acting out of unconscious collective guilt? It may sound strange, but it feels to me that God is speaking to us and giving us the same helpless feeling of the unborn and that maybe this wont stop until we speak for those who are unable to protest the premature ending of their life before it begins. This all came to me all at once yesterday when I was not even pondering any of this. It all seems to have a sort of theme to it.
Other medical clinics HAVE to have admitting privileges. It makes sense if women’s health is their goal - which it isn’t!
Thanks. Sounds reasonable.
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