Same day service on Alito

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Dave Johnson writes: "Same-day service. Alito sworn-in, 5 states readying abortion bans."
Legislators in at least five states are proposing bold anti-abortion measures as the Bush administration reshapes the U.S. Supreme Court, a report said.

With the goal of challenging the Roe vs. Wade ruling that ensured a woman's right to an abortion, lawmakers in Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota and Tennessee propose banning all abortions except when the woman's life is in danger, reported.
If enacted, legal experts said the laws would be the first absolute abortion bans since the landmark 1973 ruling.
Johnson reiterates what I wrote here before listing the offending senators: "As I said earlier, don't be fooled by Senators who voted 'No' on Alito today but voted to end the filibuster. They put Alito on the court."

What I found most interesting in the UPI report, however, was that some forced birth advocates aren't actually all that happy with the legislation. It'll be struck down, they say, and therefore it won't work.

Could the agenda of the forced birthers actually be derailed by grand standing politicians who actually have no real stake in anything but the appearance of catering to their constituencies. Go ineffectual bureaucracy, go!

But here's the likeliest scenario from Rebecca Traister via Samhita:
"Roe will probably not be overturned, but in the coming decades it will get chipped away until it is almost unrecognizable, until abortions are legal only for privileged women with notes from parents and spouses in the first four weeks of gestation. It's worth remembering as we go back and forth on the technicalities about trimesters and spousal and parental notifications, and about how big a plank in the platform of either party abortion should be, that this fight is far from trivial or technical. What we're on the verge of losing is the legal acknowledgment that women are human beings capable of making decisions about their own bodies. What we could be losing is our equality under the law."
(SeeingtheForest, Feministing)

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