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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:19 PM

Abortion rights face stern new test at conservative U.S. Supreme Court

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Source: Reuters

SUPREME COURT MARCH 1, 2020 / 6:16 AM / UPDATED 23 MINUTES AGO

Lawrence Hurley
6 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court this week gets its first chance to consider new curbs on abortion rights with President Donald Trump’s two conservative appointees on the bench as it examines the legality of a Louisiana law that could force two of the state’s three clinics that perform the procedure to shut down.

The court, with a 5-4 conservative majority, is scheduled on Wednesday to hear arguments in an appeal by Shreveport-based abortion provider Hope Medical Group for Women seeking to invalidate the law. Chief Justice John Roberts may be pivotal in deciding the outcome, with Trump’s appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch also in the spotlight.

The clinic sued to block the 2014 law, which requires that doctors who perform abortions have a difficult-to-obtain arrangement called “admitting privileges” at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the abortion clinic. A federal appeals court ruled against the clinic and upheld the law.

The Supreme Court struck down a similar Texas requirement in 2016 when conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in 2018, joined the four liberal justices to defend abortion rights. Trump has tightened the conservative grip on the court with his 2018 appointment of Kavanaugh, who replaced Kennedy, and his 2017 appointment of Gorsuch.



Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion-analysis/abortion-rights-face-stern-new-test-at-conservative-u-s-supreme-court-idUSKBN20O1N9



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I am really tired of having to live with a right wing court most of my adult life...........................and right wingers that want to invade my privacy in about everything I do............................while they give out sanctimonious BS........................

Hey Amanda got a question for you...................do you support wars..........................your majority right wing ilk supports wars and death............................

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Reply Abortion rights face stern new test at conservative U.S. Supreme Court (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2020 OP
LastDemocratInSC Mar 2020 #1
demigoddess Mar 2020 #2
progree Mar 2020 #3
Omaha Steve Mar 2020 #4

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 01:48 PM

1. I'm sure the word "conservative" is in the title of the original article

But I see nothing conservative about the majority on the court. They are Opus Dei radicals hoping to rip out the core of progressive decisions that marked the strides in social justice for the last 75 years. Their loyalty is "only to God".

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:21 PM

2. they should get rid of the male form of abortion before they scream at women.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:57 PM

3. This doesn't look good at all - Roberts voted with the CONservatives in the Texas case

The Supreme Court struck down a similar Texas requirement in 2016 when conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in 2018, joined the four liberal justices to defend abortion rights


This means Roberts voted with the CONservatives, as he was on the Court at the time and was certainly never known as one of the "four liberal justices".

So is there the slightest chance that Kavanaugh or Gorsuch will be a "liberal" vote? No, not really.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:06 PM

4. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

This is an analysis feature, NOT LBN.

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