A few minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced their decision to strike down the Texas law that forced more than half of the abortion clinics in that state to close depriving many Texas women of their access to a local abortion clinic. State legislatures like Texas have passed laws that have tried to deprive women of the constitutional right provided to them in the Roe v Wade decision of 1973 claiming “states rights”. The Texas law imposed restrictive structural specifications on the clinics which forced many to close. Other states have added waiting periods.
To circumvent the law to deprive a human being of their constitutional rights is wrong. While the 10th amendment allows states to make local laws not reserved by the Federal government, they cannot violate the civil rights of the protected individual. Laws like the one in Texas, and similar ones in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virgina, Missouri and Tennessee are also suspect under this new ruling.
States rights are reserved to the people. They are not reserved to undo what protects us all.
State Law should be used to strengthen the original intent of the federal statute. Instead sneaky politicians and their lobbies use these red herrings to deprive us of our individual freedoms.