I’m tempted to ask why it’s always Texas, but soon as I do, I’m sure other states will wade into this perverse competition.
Anyway, here’s more from the Times on the Texas lawsuit:A New Test for Texas’ Abortion Restrictions – NYTimes.com.
The latest legal challenge to Texas’ sweeping abortion measures went to trial in a federal courthouse in Austin last week, as federal judges around the country grapple with the question of how far states can go in regulating abortion — a question that seems likely to end up in the United States Supreme Court.
“States can protect unborn life, but they have to do so in ways that reason with women, rather than just interpose obstacles to women,” said Reva Siegel, a Yale Law School professor who has written about Roe v. Wade. “These laws do interpose obstacles, and they claim to do so on women’s behalf, and the question is whether that purpose is a legitimate one.”
That’s my bolding because to me it seems like the essence of these laws: they interpose obstacles to women without reasoning with women. That is, they are written by men.