In Roe decision, Justice Clarence Thomas invites new legal challenges to contraception and same-sex marriage rights - Eagle Pass Business Journal

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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58% : Disclosure: Planned Parenthood, Texas Freedom Network and University of Houston have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
49% : By James Barragán, The Texas TribuneJune 24, 2022"In Roe decision, Justice Clarence Thomas invites new legal challenges to contraception and same-sex marriage rights" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans -- and engages with them -- about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
49% : The right to an abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Casey v. Planned Parenthood in 1992, did not stand alone, but were linked to decades of other "settled freedoms involving bodily integrity, familial relationships, and procreation."
49% :Victoria Kirby York, deputy executive director at the National Black Justice Coalition, which advocates for LGBTQ civil rights, said the court's ruling could also open the door to rolling back rights like interracial marriage, marriage equality and other civil rights.
48% : In it, he pushed the court to revisit cases that have already been decided related to contraception and same-sex marriage.
46% : The decisions in the abortion cases opened the door for the court to protect the right to same sex sexual intimacy and same sex marriage in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015.
41% : The lone rationale for what the majority does today is that the right to elect an abortion is not 'deeply rooted in history': Not until Roe, the majority argues, did people think abortion fell within the Constitution's guarantee of liberty.
39% :Tucked inside the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Friday that overturned the long-held constitutional protection for abortion was a concurring opinion from conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.
38% : "The majority (or to be more accurate, most of it) is eager to tell us today that nothing it does 'cast[s] doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion,'" they added.
36% : "Despite the majority's insistence that abortion is different, the legal argument that they make with respect to why Roe is wrong would apply equally to many other cases involving unenumerated rights such as gay marriage," Berman said.
36% : With abortion soon outlawed in more than half the states, access to birth control could also be threatened, said Elizabeth Ruzzo, the founder of Adyn, a company that's designed a test to prevent birth control side effects.
29% : "We have stated unequivocally that 'Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion,'" Alito wrote.

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