Maybe it’s the robes that give five people the misimpression that they’re magicians. Who needs the Constitution when a handful of supremely powerful justices can magically create their own laws, conjuring up legislation in the guise of a judgment. In Whole Woman’s Health versus Hellerstedt, Justice Breyer invokes the word “Constitution” 103 times in the majority opinion yet ignores the founding document in this ruling that protects Gosnells around the country.
Legalized abortion started as a lie in Bryan/College Station in Texas. In order to challenge the state’s law protecting unborn human life, Norma McCorvey (Roe in Roe v. Wade) lied about being gang-raped. (She actually ended up making a loving plan of adoption for her daughter.) Lies shape legislation. And our liberal Supreme Court has no problem contributing its own falsehoods in defending a right that exists nowhere in the Law of the Land. I would love to know where, exactly, the words allowing someone to kill another innocent human being reside in the Constitution.
They don’t. So supremely arrogant justices make it up with phrases like “right to privacy” and “reliance” (as in women rely on abortion to be equal) and now, “undue burden” that replace the Constitution with judicial (im)moral relativism. Facts and human lives be damned. Texas’ HB2 law was passed in direct response to the arrest and conviction of murderer/abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His squalid “House of Horrors” was the result of unenforcement of existing laws and non-existence of regulations requiring abortion mills to operate with the standards of real medical facilities. Texas moved to protect women. The Supreme court moved to protect the predators.
HB2’s requirement of hospital admitting privileges and ambulatory building standards was in line with the Gosnell Grand Jury report’s recommendation which stated: “If oversight agencies expect to prevent future Dr. Gosnells, they must find the fortitude to enact and enforce the necessary regulations. Rules must be more than words on paper. We recommend that the Pennsylvania Department of Health plug the hole it has created for abortion clinics. They should be explicitly regulated as ambulatory surgical facilities, so that they are inspected annually and held to the same standards as all other outpatient procedure centers.”
HB2 was in line with the exact wording of the unconstitutional Roe decision which stated, unambiguously: “…a State may regulate the abortion procedure to the extent that the regulation reasonably relates to the preservation and protection of maternal health. Examples of permissible state regulation in this area are requirements as to the qualifications of the person who is to perform the abortion; as to the licensure of that person; as to the facility in which the procedure is to be performed, that is, whether it must be a hospital or may be a clinic or some other place of less-than-hospital status; as to the licensing of the facility; and the like.”
So, what was pro-abortion Justice Breyer’s response? “Both the admitting-privileges and the surgical-center requirements place a substantial obstacle in the path of women seeking a previability abortion, constitute an undue burden on abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution.”
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Not content with ignoring common sense, the left side of the Court explained why laws were not necessary: “Gosnell’s behavior was terribly wrong. But there is no reason to believe that an extra layer of regulation would have affected that behavior. Determined wrongdoers, already ignoring existing statutes and safety measures, are unlikely to be convinced to adopt safe practices by a new overlay of regulations.”
Well, there you have it. Minority women in Texas, the Supreme Court doesn’t care about the quality of your healthcare (not that abortion is even healthcare), just that abortionists can operate without any barriers. In Texas, the abortion rate is nearly 3 times higher among black women (22.7 per 1,000 women ages 15-44) than white women (8.1) and more than twice as high as Hispanics (10.1). There’s no lack of access to abortion in the Lone Star State. There are 34 Planned Parenthood abortion/abortion referral centers (in addition to other abortion mills) providing an extremely limited scope of “reproductive healthcare”. Their primary function is to generate revenue through abortion. That’s their money-maker, and they’ll spend millions of our tax dollars to defend it. But there are over 3,000 state-funded comprehensive real medical providers made possible through the Texas Women’s Health Program. This initiative delivers the full spectrum of reproductive medical care to even more low-income women now that the state has defunded billion-dollar Planned Parenthood. (Although, I’m no fan of hormonal birth control that has been shown to result in increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer among other physiological consequences.)
Of the 61,912 abortions in Texas, 38.9% are among Hispanics, 27.4% among whites and 25.3% among blacks. The black community is the only demographic where its percentage of abortions exceeds its proportion of the population (11.5%).
Abortion, nationwide, is the leading killer of black lives (contrary to the factless assertions of the #BlackLivesMatter movement). Abortion snuffs out 317,547 unarmed black lives in the womb annually. This is more than all other causes of death, combined (286,797 according to the CDC).
Minority communities (or any community for that matter) don’t need more deaths. They need life-affirming resources that value every human being—not wealthy abortion hucksters given license, by supremely wrong justices, to operate their own “House of Horrors”.