Tag: Texas Abortion Law

There’s Nothing Moderate About a Ban on Abortions at 15 Weeks

Last month, Jon A. Shields, a self-described “conservative professor” at Claremont McKenna College, made the unconvincing case for a “liberal compromise on abortion” in the pages of The New York Times. Writing that “common moral intuitions about abortion” have “quietly moderated” what he called a “liberal civil war,” Shields pointed to the fact that about […]

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The Supreme Court Won’t Gut Roe the Way Texas Wants Them To

Those concerns appeared to resonate among at least three of the court’s conservative justices. Chief Justice John Roberts, who dissented from the court’s decision to allow S.B. 8 to go into effect in September, asked whether a law allowing a $1 million bounty instead of a $10,000 bounty would create enough of a chilling effect […]

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The Supreme Court Won’t Gut Roe the Way Texas Wants It To

Those concerns appeared to resonate among at least three of the court’s conservative justices. Chief Justice John Roberts, who dissented from the court’s decision to allow S.B. 8 to go into effect in September, asked whether a law allowing a $1 million bounty instead of a $10,000 bounty would create enough of a chilling effect […]

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The Supreme Court Now Has Roe in Its Sights

At the same time, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, the justices agreed to decide the case on the merits of whether a state can structure a law like S.B. 8 at all. The clinic framed the Texas law as an unprecedented act of defiance to the Supreme Court’s authority. “Had a state after Brown […]

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Legal Whiplash Around the Texas Ban Is a Reminder: Courts Alone Can’t Save Abortion

The fallacy of the right to abortion is, in some ways, the guiding principle of the reproductive justice movement, which was begun by Black women and meant to encompass those who do not fall into the image of the cisgender, white, and affluent woman for whom the “right” to abortion is currently most tenable. Reproductive […]

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The First Plaintiffs to Sue Under the Texas Abortion Ban Are as Ridiculous as the Ban Itself

The lawsuit is also unusual in other ways. Stilley spent almost an entire page making unrelated assertions about Braid and his beliefs. The complaint claims that Braid “is kind and patient and helpful toward bastards, but ideologically opposed to forcing any woman to produce another bastard against her own free will,” that he “has some […]

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