In the latest blow to Team Trump’s reputation, Mike Pence’s signature legislation was just epically struck down in federal court. A federal judge ruled that Pence’s extreme anti-woman bill put an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
Trump’s goons are racking up so many losses that it’s obvious they don’t even have a high-school level understanding of how legislating works in America.
The case in question derives from an extremely radical anti-woman abortion bill that Mike Pence passed during his forgettable tenure as governor of Indiana. As a wing-nut conservative, Pence hoped this anti-choice bill would persist as one of his main legislative legacies.
Make no mistake, this law was as disgusting as they come in America. Pence’s bill mandated that women had to have ultrasound images of fetuses explicitly described to them just 18 hours before any abortion procedure.
This wasn’t a law designed to “protect life,” as Pence puts it. It was a law expressly designed to bully women into being ashamed for having the right to choose what’s right for them, which is totally unacceptable in 21st century America.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that ultrasounds literally do nothing to “protect life.” Pence’s bill was meticulously designed to make it more difficult for women to have abortions in Indiana, that’s it.
Luckily though, and in a BIG loss for Vice President Pence, this disastrous abortion bill was just struck from the books in Indiana. Pence can kiss his disgusting anti-woman legislative legacy goodbye.
When Pence first signed his abortion bill into law last July, he was met with immediate lawsuits by Planned Parenthood in Indiana. The Resistance now has MAJOR cause to celebrate because Planned Parenthood, with some serious help from the ACLU, just bested Pence in court.
The presiding judge for the case, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, wasn’t messing around. She saw straight through Pence’s crap, claiming that his bill was aimed only at attacking the rights of women in Indiana.
“These burdens are clearly undue,” Pratt said. “[Especially] when weighed against the almost complete lack of evidence that the law furthers the State’s asserted justifications of promoting fetal life and women’s mental health outcomes.”
This is a serious win for pro-choice Progressives in America from sea to shining sea. Better yet, it’s an even BIGGER loss for the legacy of Mike Pence, who’s been taking serious reputational hits constantly in recent weeks.
On the one hand, it’s still pretty unbelievable that we’re having an abortion debate in our nation. But that’s what you get when you have a bunch of ultra-conservative ideologues creating laws.
Kudos to Judge Pratt. There’s still hope for decency in America after all.
Pence and the rest of the dark age barbarians on Team Trump need to realize that this is 2017 and not 1617. They’re free to follow their religion just like anyone else in America, but they have NO PLACE using religious rules to discriminate against the rights of women in our secular nation.
Just like Trump, Pence is a crook that needs to be exposed. This major court loss is just one of the first steps on this journey.
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