par13del wrote:Dutchy wrote:The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.
Link to politico article
Two things seem very odd to me:
1. 6 weeks limit
2. private citizens can sue
1. 6 weeks limit is absurd, it effectively means, no abortions because many women don't even know they are pregnant and a decision to have an abortion isn't taken lightly. So time for the mother to (not) be is essential to make a decision like that.
Since Roe v Wade is essentially still in effect, this is the best that can be done.....Dutchy wrote:2. Private citizens can sue other citizens? Really? What kind of society do you want? Another private citizen has nothing to do with what another citizen does, or doesn't do. What kind of a society do you get? Kind of society that spies on each other, mistrusting each other. Not unlike the. former DDR.
It is so simple: if you do not want an abortion, don't have one, your choice. But don't interfere in another person's life like that. In my view, this extreme Christian believes, should have no place in politics. The will of these Christians can't be put on society at large. Anyhow, those are my beliefs. I am curious if someone could explain this in more detail, why this is a good idea.
Governments use all manner of means to control peoples lives, once we allow those tools to be used, they are available to all sides, economic sanctions, taxes to stimulate certain behaviours, and on and on it goes.
The way I read your comments is you agree with what's been passed into law.
What I don't understand is women make up 50% of the electorate why are they voting for politicians who aren't working in there best interests, are Texan women little more than turkeys voting for Christmas?