Why control of the courts matter
Indiana (which is the ugliest state in the Union) seems to think that women just can’t make up their pretty little minds without some goverment-mandated help.
A federal appeals court blocked an Indiana abortion law that would require women to get face-to-face counseling before having an abortion.
The stay Thursday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago keeps the state law from going into effect at least until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear a challenge of it.
The law, passed in 1995, has never taken effect.
In September, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit found the law constitutional, and the court was expected on November 5 to let the law take effect. With a day to spare, however, attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy requested the stay.
Name me one other personal medical procedure that requires a waiting period for the patient so they can be talked out of it…