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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Are Abortion Ultrasound Laws Unconstitutional?

So far Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina have passed laws requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion.  Not only that — the doctor has to spell out exactly what the procedure entails, and the woman is required to view the ultrasound images of her fetus.  Five other states are considering similar laws.

No doubt, America’s doctors are jumping for joy at the prospect of finally having something to do, since most of them have empty waiting rooms and lots of free time on their hands.  This is why our health care system is so efficient and inexpensive.

These ultrasound laws — hereafter referred to as Spanish Inquisition 2.0 — are probably headed for the Supreme Court.  Pro-choice groups are using the argument that the Spanish Inquisition 2.0 violates the First Amendment — for doctors.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1943 that “compelled speech” — in that particular case, requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance — was unconstitutional.  Tobacco companies have had mixed results with that approach.  They’ve been required to post warning labels on cigarette packages for decades now.  But the newer much more graphic warning labels have been overturned by some federal judges.  We’ll see…

A professor from Elon School of Law said:

“In some ways it's a good strategy because ... the court under Chief Justice Roberts has been extremely protective of First Amendment speech rights.”

In some cases that’s been true.  Then again, women aren’t corporations.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Wimmins ain't even people to wingers, so the Roberts Court might "surprise" us.

May 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Come on guys, I shouldn't have to make all these decisions by myself concerning my body, it's not fun when I do that instead of letting my lords and masters do it for me. It really is hard work and I would prefer the menz make those kid of decisions for me.

Also, too you betcha not to be outdone in the running for dumbest fuck to ever be in a position to make these decisions, we have state rep Bubba(wish I was making this up) from that grand state of last in everything except teen pregnancy, obesity, poverty hell they are last in everything who am I kidding, MS saying hot damn and hallejujah we've stopped them abortionplexes doing them abortions in our state by god, yes we have. Dumbass says and I quote
“[L]iterally, we stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi, legally, without having to– Roe vs. Wade. So we’ve done that. I was proud of it. The governor signed it into law. And of course, there you have the other side. They’re like, ‘Well, the poor pitiful women that can’t afford to go out of state are just going to start doing them at home with a coat hanger.’ That’s what we’ve heard over and over and over. But hey, you have to have moral values.”

What without Roe v Wade means in this context baffles me, it is gibberish that I guess only reaches decibel levels that idiots and morons can hear and understand. I've never been Roe V Waded myself and wonder if you get some kind of superhero costume to go along with that. Maybe frequent flyer miles at the very least. I am certain our neighborly under the bridge dweller, may be able to enlighten me explaining Bubba's poor example for us, with some of her own. **Jess crosses her fingers in the hopes she can**
Blessed are the dumbasses because.. well.. bless them.
Watch it and weep for public education that graduated this assboil through all kind of levels of school without checking should he be promoted to more than third grade.

May 15, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oops, forgot what I was typing about the actual post, sorry guys had one of them foggy brain farts like Lisa does every single time. To me personally, this is rape by any other name and I am not holding out hope for the RATS** to overturn any of these. They are all for getting up in the uteri of all vagina holding Americans. If they don't uphold it, they may not get invited to cocktail weeny hour with the powers that be anymore.

**Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia.

May 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is the only type of abortions they like

Lest we forget all of those Conservatives were subject to the abortion litmus test when they were nominated and there is every reason to believe they will carry it out.

Funny a few years ago the Governator signed into law requiring hospitals to at least wait a day in keeping newborns for safety reasons, 3 days if a caesarian (when my brother who is an RN worked maternity, he’s seen them start the discharge process as soon as the baby was born), don’t you know the life loving right wingers were the biggest ones to shout about it!


May 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Maybe the answer is for women who want rights to incorporate. Oh, wait, I think Sarah Palin already has. She acts like one, anyway.

May 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Erik, yep only the right kind of people should be getting them, coz we don't want more of them when they grow up being able to vote or something.

May 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Invasion of privacy is the most legal thing in this country. Can't say exactly when it started but it certainly reached full bloom with the Japanese internment and became totally invasive with the War On Drugs.

May 16, 2012 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger harry said...

Since when does some abstract mumbo jumbo sounding like "unconstitutional" have to do with any goddamned thing?

It's just a goddamn piece of PARCHMENT!

Get OVER it already!

Now back to your rgularly scheduled programming.

May 16, 2012 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Who needs them wimmins when we have corporations?

Jess: I saw that article after I read your comment, about Bubba Whatshiname from Mississippi. These rednecks keep getting dumber and more inbred. How much lower can they go? That was a rhetorical question.

Erik: Thanks for the link. Shows how their "life is sacred" drivel can be turned on and off like a faucet.

SW: That might be the answer for everybody -- become a corporation.

Mr. C: Those are certainly two of the darkest chapters of our history. (Or present tense in the case of the War on Drugs.)

Harry: Now now, the Constitution is sacred for PACs and corporations. It's only a Goddamn piece of paper when it comes to people.

May 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

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May 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Not to worry once Obamacare goes into affect the ultra sounds will be too expensive anyway.
Then we will just have store front abortion clinics like they do in China with a government minder visiting each household to make sure we uphold family planning the way the Progressive Socialists want it upheld.
Now someone please shut this Uncle Tom up

May 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

What a relief! When I clicked on the link, it said Not found, error 404". 8-)

Most progressives don't want America to be like China, and you know that. You're just saying stuff like that so we will rise to your bait, and comment in response to you... as I have just done! LOL!

Don't worry, the states are chipping away at women's rights to have abortions to the point where in another ten years there will be none available anywhere anyway. The conservatives are winning this one through a process of attrition. If I was you I wouldn't worry about it so much. 8-)

I don't like abortion, but I am a guy and I don't think what women do with their bodies is a whole lot of my danged business. I agree with Bill Clinton, abortion should be safe, legal, and RARE.

May 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Sorry to dissapoint Snave Try this

May 17, 2012 at 6:57 AM  

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