Junior Ganymede
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C-section versus abortion to save mother’s life.

May 24th, 2013 by Bookslinger

Here’s a gory description of abortion by a doctor who performed them, plus a rebuttal of the idea that killing the 2nd or third trimester baby is sometimes needed to save the mother

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May 24th, 2013 17:00:39

May 24, 2013

I feel small minded pointing out legalistic flaws in so worthy a cause, but Congress doesn’t really have the power to pass laws regarding abortion for the states. It’s up to the states.

I would strongly support such a law in my own state.

Adam G.
May 24, 2013

Under current commerce clause law, Congress probably can do it. But current commerce clause law is too loose. Though Congress could certainly forbid traveling across state borders to procure an abortion.

On the other hand, I lean toward the view that current 14th amendment jurisprudence is too restrictive. The 14th Amendment is vague, I suspect, not because it was supposed to give the courts an open-ended power to protect human rights but because it was supposed to give Congress a good deal of latitude to do it. Deeming older unborn babies as protected persons would probably be within the reasonable scope of that latitude.

May 25, 2013

Ah. Yes, it could probably be justified under the Silly Putty clause of the 14th Amendment.

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