Yesterday while all the noise was going on about Donald Trump and troubles?
I noticed and then other did also something about the US Supreme Court….
In a new ruling they came down in FAVOR of Planned Parenthood….
I FAVOR of Planned parenthood, the same organization rightwingnuts are STRONGLY against….
A couple of other decision from the court in the last few weeks seem to be saying the same thing….
The right-leaning court Donald Trump was trying to pack?
May not be what he’s gonna get….
Justices had twice earlier this year declined to act on petitions in Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and Gee v. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast. The decision to refuse the cases came after Kavanaugh was confirmed as the ninth justice with strong support from anti-abortion activists.
Tim Jost, an emeritus professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, said it’s “noteworthy” that Kavanaugh passed on the cases.
“If Kavanaugh was going to deal a major blow to health care rights during his first session on the court, this would have been the case to do it,” Jost said.
The anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List said it was “disappointed” the Supreme Court declined the case, as it called on the Trump administration to quickly finalize rules blocking federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers through the Title X family planning program.
“The pro-life citizens of states like Kansas and Louisiana, through their elected representatives, have clearly expressed their will: they do not want Medicaid tax dollars used to prop up abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement.
For decades, no federal dollars have gone to fund abortions, but there have been many legal battles over whether providers like Planned Parenthood that offer a wide range of health services in addition to abortion are entitled to some amount of public health care funding.
Defunding Planned Parenthood has been a priority of the GOP base, and anti-abortion groups have been frustrated that a Republican-controlled Congress and administration have so far been unable to do so. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court in October following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote on abortion cases, was thought to have delivered the five votes needed to back the states.
“We are pleased that lower court rulings protecting patients remain in place,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Leana Wen said in a statement. “Every person has a fundamental right to health care, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much they earn.”….