The US Supreme Court late Friday temporarily blocked a federal judge’s ruling that ordered Missouri prison officials to drive the woman to a clinic on Saturday for an abortion.
Temporarily? How about we follow listen to the people and follow their damn laws?
Missouri state law forbids spending tax dollars to facilitate an abortion. However, U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple ruled Thursday that the prison system was blocking the woman from exercising her right to an abortion and ordered that the woman be taken to the clinic Saturday
Right. I have a right to vote, but I lose it when I commit a felony. This woman lost the right to suck out a fetus with a tube when she broke the law.
THE LAW FORBIDS SPENDING PUBLIC FUNDS ON AN ABORTION. End of story. It doesn’t matter how badly this late wants to be rid of her unborn child, it matters that the public decided they don’t want to be forced to pay for it.
Guess who is paying for her legal fees?
They wonder why people don’t like them. With all the censorship in this country, they decide that the priority is usurping the voice of the people in Missouri. With all the people who desperately need competent legal counsel in this country, the ACLU decides criminals hell-bent on abortion are the most worthy.
Do they realize the door this opens up? If the court decides that criminality doesn’t restrict individuals from certain rights, then where does that leave felons? Actually, I know that answer. It leaves them right where the Democratic Party wants them: In the voter booth, checking Democrat.
Don’t worry though, the ACLU cares about some laws–namely ones that would help them get an abortion.
American Civil Liberties Union, said in court papers that the woman is running out of time because she is 16 weeks to 17 weeks pregnant, and Missouri bars abortions after 22 weeks.
So wait, the one that creates a timeline for when abortion occurs, that law is fine, but the one that says she can’t have fine at all, that’s bad? Hmmm? So we respect the Missouri law that says you can’t abort a fetus after 22 weeks but not the one that bars tax dollars from paying for it?
The woman, whose name was not disclosed in court papers, has said she will borrow money for the abortion from friends and family but cannot afford to pay for transportation.
Under a policy adopted in July, Missouri’s prison system does not provide transportation or security for inmates seeking abortions. The policy is based on a state law that prohibits the spending of public funds “for the purpose of performing or assisting an abortion not necessary to save the life of the mother.”
State officials argued that their policy is reasonable because of the costs and security risks of transporting inmates outside for procedures the officials said are not medically necessary.
If the ACLU wants to fight for someone, how about they fight from the dedicated prison guards that would be forced to drive this woman around? What if they get in a crash? Or the woman attempts to hurt them? The logic behind this is stupendous, we are risking human lives so another human can travel to a doctor….TO END ANOTHER HUMAN LIFE. Fantastic.
“It is not the prison that has imposed the burden, but the prisoner’s violation of the law that resulted in her incarceration that has imposed the burden,” Attorney General Jay Nixon’s office said.
What do ya know? A little common sense from a gov’t official. As shocking as that is, the man is 100% correct. Perhaps if one does not want not surrender their rights to the state, they shouldn’t commit a crime. I’m sure everyone is super sorry that prison is preventing her from doing whatever she wants, but that’s how it goes.
Lets get down to the message that this would potentially send.
This woman is in jail because she obviously doesn’t respect the law, and we intend to change that perception by rewriting the laws because they inconvenience her? Is it just me or is that fucking retarded?
YOU BROKE THE LAW, DEAL WITH IT. I realize you’ve grown up thinking that “laws” and “rules” don’t apply to you, but that’s not how the world works. Your actions have consequences, and in Missouri that means no abortions. You’re in prison to pay a debt to society and the first item of business is to throw the cost of abortion on the tab? You’re in jail to be reformed, so why on earth would I want to pay for you to commit a killing while you’re there? There a plenty of good people out there in this world– you know contributing to society rather than taking from it– and the government doesn’t pay to drive them around. However, you THE CRIMINAL, think tax-payer money should be used to cart you from clinic to clinic? Despite the fact that the law specifically prohibits that?
I don’t think so.
Great work, ACLU, you really picked a winner this time.
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