The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could further narrow a woman's right to obtain an abortion.
The dispute, which the justices added to their docket on Friday, is the first abortion challenge the court will hear since 2007. But at stake is a far more consequential precedent, established in 1992 -- the last time the court reaffirmed the landmark Roe v. Wade.
The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, arises from a lawsuit filed in Texas seeking to block a law that, if fully implemented, would shut down at least nine of the 19 remaining abortion clinics in the state.
Among other provisions, the law -- called HB2 -- requires doctors at all abortion clinics to possess admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and for the clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. The cost of meeting the building and equipment requirements can run from a hundred thousand to several million dollars, which many clinics cannot afford.
Every time I see an abortion case come before the Supreme Court I start to get nervous. Very, very nervous.
And this time is no different.
The conservatives have been chipping away at the protections afforded by Roe vs Wade for decades now with the intention of getting a case before SCOTUS that would nullify the decision and once again turn women back into the baby factories that they believe is their god given destiny.
It is no coincidence that this case is coming before the Supreme Court before this election.
That is because the conservatives know that once President Hillary takes office she will nominate justices that will laugh this kind of shit right out of court.