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Monday, September 6, 2021

O. Carter Snead on the Texas abortion law and Roe v. Wade

My friend and colleague, Carter Snead -- whose work is almost certainly familiar to MOJ readers -- has an excellent op-ed in The Washington Post, called "Critics of Texas's Convoluted Abortion Law Have a Point:  The Solution is To Overrule Roe v. Wade."  A bit:

[W]hy are we now reduced to having a fevered meta-argument about procedural technicalities regarding the jurisdiction of federal courts? In short, it is because Texas was fed up with the interminable cycle of crafting laws to protect the unborn, followed inexorably by injunctions and years of litigation before judges seeking to apply indeterminate standards stemming from a constitutionally unwarranted power grab by the Supreme Court.

There is a road back to normalcy. The Supreme Court can put us on it by dismantling its ill-founded abortion law apparatus and freeing the American people to reason together, just like our friends in numerous other countries including England, France, and Germany have been free to do, and enact laws that protect and care properly for women, children (born and unborn) and families in need.

https://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2021/09/o-carter-snead-on-the-texas-abortion-law-and-roe-v-wade.html

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