Unnecessary Bullshit Law Called Unnecessary, Also Bullshit

This news made me smile through day four of what I hope will only be a four-day migraine:

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday evening to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.

U.S. District Judge William Conley granted the order following a hearing in a lawsuit filed Friday by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated Medical Services. It alleged the requirement would unconstitutionally restrict the availability of abortions in the state, violates the U.S. Constitution’s due process guarantee and unconstitutionally treats doctors who perform abortions differently from those who perform other procedures.

The restraining order will remain in place pending a fuller hearing July 17. In his ruling, Conley said “there is a troubling lack of justification for the hospital admitting privileges requirement.” He said the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must prove that restrictions on abortion rights must be reasonably aimed at preserving the mother’s health.

“Moreover, the record to date strongly supports a finding that no medical purpose is served by this requirement,” he said.

No medical purpose YOU DON’T FUCKIN’ SAY.


4 thoughts on “Unnecessary Bullshit Law Called Unnecessary, Also Bullshit

  1. Poor poor you. My sympathies on the migraine.
    This is a good guy, the federal judge who granted the TRO. Would there more like him on the bench.

  2. Hope you feel better! And I hope more judges do things like this. Of course, it would be nice if the doctors themselves spoke up.

  3. More like this! It’s about time these maneuvers be exposed as the fraud they are. I have never seen any medical evidence cited that shows women have been harmed because doctors at women’s health centers don’t have admitting privileges when these types of bills are rammed through various state legislatures.

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