Court: Texas can require abortionists to be real doctors
At least pending appeal.
In the case of Planned Parenthood v. Abbot, still on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the plaintiff had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block enforcement of the law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, pending appeal. In a 5-4 decision, the court’s conservative, Republican-president-appointed, justices refused to overturn the lower court denial of Planned Parenthood’s request:
The case remains on appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. That court is expected to hear arguments in [this month], and the law will remain in effect at least until then. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the liberal justices, said he expects the issue to return to the Supreme Court once the appeals court issues its final ruling. The Texas Legislature approved the requirement for admitting privileges in July.
In their losing argument, Planned Parenthood unwittingly conceded the clear state interest in ensuring quality health care for women when they admitted that the Texas law, “has significantly reduced access to abortion services by forcing eight of 34 abortion clinics in Texas to stop offering the procedure.”
Translation: Butchering hacks no more competent than pre-Roe, back-ally-cat-abortionists have been doing most of the baby-in-the-womb killings in the Lone Star State, and probably most others. It seems that physicians competent enough to secure admitting privileges in actual hospitals, as opposed to “practicing” on women in Democratic Party-preferred “clinics”, don’t choose to perform abortions.
Wonder why? Could it be…their consciences? DeVine Law thinks so.