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  •  Yes, it's dreadful (6+ / 0-)

    Very similar measures have been enacted in several other states, though all but the Texas law have been enjoined by federal judges in rulings upheld by appeals courts in their respective districts.  

    The Center for Reproductive Rights is providing legal representation in these various cases, and appeals are pending.

    Eventually, one of these cases is going to end up before the Supreme Court. That ruling will decide this particular issue for all of us.

    "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

    by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 08:01:52 PM PDT

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    •  Not really, did you not see the part where the (2+ / 0-)
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      Fifth Circuit "took the preemptive step of reserving to itself any further appeals to the law on any grounds"?  Just how are you going to get the Texas law before the Supreme Court in such a case?  Having other state's laws, no matter how similar, overturned by SCOTUS will not affect Texas' law until the actual Texas law goes before the Supreme Court (which it can't if the Fifth Circuit issues an injunction prohibiting such an appeal).

      There is no saving throw against stupid.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 08:14:48 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, I know about that part (5+ / 0-)
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        As a patient advocate in a Texas clinic providing abortion care, I work within the strictures of this law every day.

        But since the other states' laws are almost exactly the same as ours, having any one of them struck by the Supreme Court would essentially overturn them all.

        OTOH, the a majority of the Supremes might like this law just as much as the Fifth Circuit does.

        "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

        by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 08:42:53 PM PDT

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