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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:07 PM

 

FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF TEXAS ABORTION LAW

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Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas abortion law, says restrictions are unconstitutional - @becca_aa, @jgrovum




AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.

District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote Monday that the regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a woman's access to abortion clinics.

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers brought the lawsuit, arguing that a requirement that doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic would force the closure of a third of the clinics in Texas. They also complained that requiring doctors to follow the Food and Drug Administration's original label for an abortion-inducing drug would deny women the benefit of recent advances in medical science.

The Texas attorney general's office argued that the law protects women and the life of the fetus. Attorney General Greg Abbott was expected to file an emergency appeal of Yeakel's order to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/texas-abortion-unconstitutional_n_4171087.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Reply FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF TEXAS ABORTION LAW (Original post)
BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 OP
Judi Lynn Oct 2013 #1
Sophiegirl Oct 2013 #3
dmr Oct 2013 #2
MineralMan Oct 2013 #4
11 Bravo Oct 2013 #5
hamsterjill Oct 2013 #30
Lobo27 Oct 2013 #6
iandhr Oct 2013 #10
kentauros Oct 2013 #29
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #7
ismnotwasm Oct 2013 #8
hamsterjill Oct 2013 #31
Scurrilous Oct 2013 #9
spanone Oct 2013 #11
Dopers_Greed Oct 2013 #12
bluestate10 Oct 2013 #13
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #14
freshwest Oct 2013 #15
LineLineReply !
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #20
Heather MC Oct 2013 #16
TexasTowelie Oct 2013 #17
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #21
Cerridwen Oct 2013 #24
ScreamingMeemie Oct 2013 #28
Rozlee Oct 2013 #18
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #19
ancianita Oct 2013 #22
0rganism Oct 2013 #23
cali Oct 2013 #25
Bunnahabhain Oct 2013 #26
giftedgirl77 Oct 2013 #27
cali Oct 2013 #34
giftedgirl77 Oct 2013 #36
cali Oct 2013 #38
Post removed Oct 2013 #41
cali Oct 2013 #46
BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #42
giftedgirl77 Oct 2013 #43
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #32
malaise Oct 2013 #33
liberal_at_heart Oct 2013 #35
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #37
Javaman Oct 2013 #39
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #40
TBF Oct 2013 #44
Bolo Boffin Oct 2013 #45
Left Coast2020 Oct 2013 #47

Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:12 PM

1. Jeez, BluegrassStateBlues. This IS good news. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:20 PM

3. A link I found...

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:20 PM

2. YES!

Thank you for posting this!

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:20 PM

4. Good news. Take that, Texas!

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:23 PM

5. Rick Perry responded, "There are three things wrong with this ruling. One ...

it's contrary to the will of the people. Two, it's judicial activism. And three, ummm ... ahhh FUCK, I did it again!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:03 PM

30. Priceless!!!

n/t

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:27 PM

6. Are these judges appointed for life?

Cause I'd hate see someone with a sensible mind, recalled or w/e.

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Response to Lobo27 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:54 PM

10. Since its federal yes

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Response to Lobo27 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:02 PM

29. And according to Juanita Jean,

this one was appointed by GWB.

So not only will he be an activist judge to the conservatives, but a traitor to boot.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:29 PM

7. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BluegrassStateBlues.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:31 PM

8. Excellent news

And, as an aside---Go you incredible, awesome kickass Texas Democrats!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:04 PM

31. +1

Many people working hard down here!!! Many people!

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:47 PM

9. K & R

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:56 PM

11. k&r...

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:59 PM

12. K&R

Suck it Perry

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:05 PM

13. I can see the right yelling "activist Judge" now. They seem to forget Scalia, the

biggest activist Judge in history.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:12 PM

14. K&R!

Unlike the Mississippi case, Yeakel's order is a final decision, setting the groundwork for the 5th Circuit to review the merits of the law, not just an injunction against it.

The proposed restrictions were among the toughest in the nation and gained notoriety when Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis launched a nearly 13-hour filibuster against them in June. The law also bans abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and beginning in October 2014 requires doctors to perform all abortions in surgical facilities.


Take that Rick Perry. Oh and a note to Cruz about Wendy Davis, take a lesson. That was one hell of a filibuster for the health of the Women of Texas!

Great thread, Bluegrass.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:16 PM

15. Welcome GOP to your new polling place:



It didn't have to happen this way, but you asked for it.



No, I am not going to be nice.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:40 PM

20. !



Very exciting to see a real legal scholar do the right thing!!!

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:17 PM

16. I Wish, they would stop calling them "Abortion Clinics"

 

They are Women's Health Clinics.

I hate when we use Rethuglican terminology. It's like they win when we use their vocabularly to describe things that are important to us that they want to destroy.

ObamaCare is the ACA
Entitlement,is Social Care Services And does not include ss or Medicare

and
Abortion Clinics is Women's Health clincs

I hate when the media adopts rightwing vocab as well

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:19 PM

17. +1

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

21. excellent point. I prefer "women's life and safety" rather than "choice", too. n/t

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:52 PM

24. I've read they're called hospitals in Europe.

As in, not separate facilities but part of health care as a whole.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:00 PM

28. +1

Especially since, for the majority of the women who use them, they are only Women's Health clinics.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:20 PM

18. Excellent! Thwarted again, Governor Goodhair.

Bastard is still withholding Extended Medicaid for millions of Texans and trying to limit the amount of money spent on preemie births. A normal delivery costs around $2,500 while a baby with care in NICU runs a bill up to $45,000. Seems Texas Rethugs don't want Medicaid paying for it. Some pro-life. Republicans hate women and children.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:25 PM

19. Fantastic news,

a piece at a time.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:43 PM

22. That judge better be packin'. Texas woman haters don't cotton to letting activist judges live.

Will they take revenge? I don't know. But accidents happen. I don't want any judges suffering from vigilantism in this country. Several gun owning people I know -- one from Ohio, one from Florida and one from Texas -- have outright claimed that "activist judges" need killing. They're nobodies, but they claim they're networked. I've told them that they're criminal to advocate such things, but they just laugh at me.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:46 PM

23. any read on the 5th circuit appeals court?

How stacked with dominionists is it?

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:53 PM

25. Actually, only one piece of this package of restrictions was struck down.

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:54 PM

26. Good for this judge

 

States need to stop passing unconstitutional laws.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:57 PM

27. K&R...

 

and another one bites the dust.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:09 PM

34. no, the law didn't bite the dust. one piece of it did

 

Here's what didn't:

The drug protocol piece which endangers women was challenged but the judge upheld it.

The piece that requires the unnecessary and onerous physical plant requirements to be the same as ambulatory surgical centers wasn't challenged. It goes into effect in 2014 and if not challenged or if challenged and upheld, it will close most TX abortion clinics

the 20 week cutoff date for almost all abortions.

Lots of very bad law still intact.

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Response to cali (Reply #34)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:21 PM

36. Yes, I'm aware of that.

 

I'm also aware of the fact that it will most likely still be appealed to the higher courts.

Stop policing other people's threads. There is a reason ppl choose not to post in yours.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #36)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:32 PM

38. lol. policing? I'm posting in a thread, dear. Just like YOU

 

and guess what? Not only do lots of people post in threads that I start, but many of those threads get lots and lots of recs and end up on the top of the greatest list.

that must irritate you.



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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:05 PM

46. welcome to du. have fun.

 

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #36)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

42. Thanks.

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:19 PM

43. No problem. Cheers!

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:06 PM

32. uh-oh....time for Texas to secede again!

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:08 PM

33. K & R

This is huge

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:09 PM

35. I knew it would be shot down in the courts. That is very good news.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:30 PM

37. great news! keep it kicked~!

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:37 PM

39. K & R!!!

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:14 PM

40. kick

 

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:22 PM

44. K&R nt

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:26 PM

45. Two special sessions over this issue

(with a third for actual business at hand), and all that time and money wasted.

Good lord, the Texas GOP ain't worth much.

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Response to BluegrassStateBlues (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 10:38 PM

47. What does the provision "admitting privilages" mean?

Not clear on that.

Nonetheless, TEXAS WILL OFFICIALLY BE BLUE IN ONE YEAR FROM NOW!! That is, after they elect Wendy Davis.

Awsome news for women in Texas!!!

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