Monday, March 20, 2006

Too Many Restrictions

Doe v. Bolton
410 US 179
The ACLU argued Roe's companion case, Doe v. Bolton, in which the Supreme Court overturned a Georgia law regulating abortion. The law prohibited abortions except when necessary to preserve a woman's life or health or in cases of fetal abnormality or rape. Among other conditions, the law also required that all abortions be performed in accredited hospitals and that a hospital committee and two doctors in addition to the woman's own doctor give their approval. The Court held the Georgia law unconstitutional because it imposed too many restrictions and interfered with a woman's right to decide, in consultation with her physician, to terminate her pregnancy.

So what in the hell are these states thinking when they try to tack on restriction after restriction after restriction when it comes to abortion? When will enough be enough? Isn't it completely obvious by now that the Supreme Court will reaffirm any abortion decision simply because it's against the Constitution not to do so?

ARGHHHHH! (That's just my anger to the internet again.)

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