"And there we have it once again folks. Injecting political party divisiveness as interesting, rather than what our federal constitution commands, and especially so with regard to enforcing federalism, and the expressed intentions for which the Tenth Amendment was adopted."
Sorry I did miss it- a little sleepy this morning.
Well just as Texas have done some workarounds on federal abortion laws (making it a civil lawsuit issue), Texan cities are finding ways to skirt state law. I just find that interesting. Not sure where it will go- litigation I’m sure.
And the federal government keeps its stinking nose out of those matters which, “. . . in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”
Of course, there are specific exceptions and limitations to such powers, and they are enforceable upon the states by the federal government. One such exception is the Fourteenth Amendment which, e.g., is intended to prohibit State laws which make distinctions based upon race, color or previous condition of slavery.
Yeah I have heard you but I don’t think you understand what I am suggesting. Cities can create work arounds that don’t directly flout state law- just as states have used workarounds to federal power without directly flouting their authority. Its been happening since the early days and its a fairly neutral observation. Both parties use this form of “indirect nullification” to meet their aims at a state and city level.
Here’s my prediction if indeed RvW is overturned and sent back to the states. As I noted in another thread only about 1% of women of child bearing age get abortions each year. I would suppose that those 1% who would be affected will likely take one of the following actions. One, be more conscious on using the free birth control options available to them. Two, gain access to the medications that can induce a miscarriage. Three, go out of state to get an abortion and likely get it paid for by some Left-wing organization.
It’s hard to imagine, like you noted, even if two and three are made illegal that these states would have the ability and resources to enforce it. In the end likely not much will change on abortions unless the majority of that 1% of women go to option one.
“direct the city’s police department to make criminal enforcement, arrest and investigation of abortions its lowest priority and restrict city funds and city staff from being used to investigate, catalogue or report suspected abortions.”