(PatrioticPost.com)- In mid-December, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to allow Arizona’s ban on abortions based on genetic abnormalities to go into effect while the law was being challenged in court.
In April, Arizona enacted SB 1457 which makes it a crime to perform an abortion solely on the basis of a genetic abnormality found in an unborn child. The law was set to go into effect in September but was temporarily blocked while the suit challenging the law played out in court.
US District Judge Douglas Rayes, an Obama appointee, ruled that the Arizona law places an unconstitutional burden on the right to abortion prior to fetal viability.
In late November, a San Francisco-based federal appeals court declined to lift Judge Rayes’ ruling, prompting Brnovich to file an emergency request to the Supreme Court.
Brnovich argued that the law does not violate the Supreme Court precedent in Roe v. Wade or Casey v. Planned Parenthood since the court has never recognized the “right to race-, sex-,or genetic-selective abortions.”
Thus far, the case remains pending before the Court. But that isn’t stopping the pro-abortion media from setting its hair on fire over the possibility that the Supreme Court might allow the Arizona law to go into effect or worse, might eventually take up the case and uphold the law.
Writing at the odious website Vox, pro-abortion writer Ian Millhiser penned a breathless, histrionic screed last Friday claiming Brnovich v. Isaacson might be the case that allows states to re-enact “long-dead anti-abortion laws.”
SCOTUS hasn’t even taken up the case yet, but Millhiser is in a panic over all the possible Supreme Court cases that might put an end to Roe v. Wade.
In his diatribe, Millhiser claims if SCOTUS upholds Brnovich, then every other state looking to limit abortion would have a green light to do so.
Yes, that’s the idea.
Abortion should be determined by voters. The legislatures most closely tied to the people are state legislatures. They, not the courts, should deal with this highly contentious issue.
To use a phrase the Democrats love, this is how democracy works.