Commentary

Supreme Court’s Inexplicable Texas Order Reopens Abortion Clinics

By Fr. Frank Pavone | October 15, 2014 | 11:13am EDT

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, blocked key parts of a 2013 Texas law that required abortion clinics to meet minimum health and safety standards. The effect of the law was the effectual closing of eight of the state's abortion clinics, but the Supreme Court's Texas order allowed these clinics to reopen.

The Supreme Court did not explain its order in the challenge to Texas’s law protecting women’s health.  Perhaps that’s because the court’s order is inexplicable.  Women’s health is on the line and six justices ruled that abortionists can continue to rake in the cash rather than make their clinics safer for women.

We know that the abortion lobby is now rejecting the slogan ‘safe, legal, and rare’ because the word ‘rare’ correctly implies that there’s something wrong with abortion.  It’s obvious that abortion promoters also don’t like the term ‘safe,’ because making facilities safer for women means less cash in their pockets.  Now, thanks to the Supreme Court’s order, Texas abortionists’ bank accounts won’t take a hit – women will.

Father Frank Pavone is the national director of Priests for Life.

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