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Tue May 8, 2018, 05:49 AM

Newest attack on Roe v. Wade shows abortion opponents are done being subtle

Last Friday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) gave both middle fingers to the Supreme Court of the United States.

A new law, signed by Reynolds, effectively bans abortions around the sixth week of pregnancy — before many people are even aware that they are pregnant. It’s a cartoonish attack on the right to choose, the kind of legislation by blunderbuss that rarely ends well for policymakers.


As recently as 2016, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that states may not enact a law restricting abortion “if the ‘purpose or effect’ of the provision ‘is to place a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion before the fetus attains viability.” Iowa’s six-week abortion ban takes effect long before a fetus becomes viable (even especially optimistic studies indicate that a fetus is unlikely to survive outside of the womb without 22 weeks of gestation). And Iowa’s new law does not simply “place a substantial obstacle” before patients seeking an abortion — it forbids abortion outright for most patients with pre-viable pregnancies.

Iowa’s new law closely maps a similar ban enacted by North Dakota in 2013. Notably, that law was struck down by a panel of three Republican appointees to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit — the same circuit that oversees Iowa — so the Iowa’s new ban should have no legal legs to stand on when it arrives in court.

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https://thinkprogress.org/the-anti-abortion-movements-latest-attack-on-roe-v-wade-is-less-subtle-than-a-trainwreck-6a4e8b86799c/

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2018, 05:57 AM

1. And in the meantime, how many women needing abortions

Will have to travel out of state to get one? Screw them.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Tue May 8, 2018, 06:25 AM

2. How long before they ban

out of state travel for the purpose of getting an abortion. And charging women who travel to another state to get an abortion with first degree murder?

Handmaidens tale here we come...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2018, 06:53 AM

3. SUBTLE?!

By subtle, do you mean killing doctors who perform abortions?

By subtle, do you mean bombing women's health clinics?

By subtle, do you mean screaming insults at women who need health care?

I could go on but there has been nothing subtle about the actions of the so-called pro-life movement. They are criminals who violate the civil rights of Americans.

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