October 28, 2013

The sneaker lady is happy today

Lo and behold, something good happened in Texas.
New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.

District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote Monday that the regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a woman's access to abortion clinics. 
Ya think? This was the most contorted anti-abortion law imaginable. It was designed to prevent doctors from performing abortions, and that was its only goal. All the GOP rhetoric about "protecting women and babies" is utter nonsense. Click the link above for details.

This is a big win for the good guys. Of course, it's only going to a higher court for review, but that's a good thing -- or at least it should be. Let's hope the upper court knows a thing or two about the Constitution.

As for the "sneaker lady", I was referring to Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, the woman we grew to love when she filibustered this bill for 13 hours (in her sneakers). The article informs us that "Davis is now running for governor on a women's rights platform." Go, Wendy! If you're in Texas, go out and vote for her. Don't forget.

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