The Supreme Court submitted to Barack Obama in a sickening way on Monday when they struck down Texas’s restrictions on abortion.
According to The Political Insider, the 5-3 ruling struck down a Texas law that imposed strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities that its critics contended were specifically designed to shut down clinics. The Supreme Court claimed that the 2013 law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to end a pregnancy established in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
The normally nine justice Supreme Court was one justice short because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but his presence would not have changed the outcome of the vote, because Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the liberal members of the court on the ruling.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer slammed the appeals court that upheld this law, saying courts are required to “consider the burdens a law imposes on abortion access together with the benefits that those laws confer.”
Breyer added that deferring to state legislatures over “questions of medical uncertainty is also inconsistent with this court’s case law.”
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