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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 at 05:10:14 pm EST (Viewed 101 times)
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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 10:41:25 pm EST (Viewed 105 times)

    Why do you assume that the 1973 ruling just suddenly means something bad now when it has been on the books to define this sort of thing for 46 years?

Who said I did?

It may surprise you, but there are many states that unconstitutionally ban third trimester abortions except those to save the life or physical health of the woman. You see, despite there being a federal law, not all states recognize mental health as a justifiable reason for late term abortion.

    The NY law is supposed to be modeled on Roe and the other case. Thus, the language would reflect those decisions. Why go through all of the assuming about other things when that answer seems obvious?

Hopefully, you'll find that my previous answer now makes this question nonsensical.

    Why strip aspects from it and apply it selectively only now. Given the SCOTUS ruling, and assume your reading is correct, it would have extended that women could get abortions for depression since 1973.

I didn't strip aspects of anything. You misinterpreted my original post. I wasn't defending Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

Also... I thought you said you'd be opposed to any abortion law where depression and anxiety could be used as a reason for late term abortion. Now, though, you come across as happy to defend depression as a justifiable reason.

    It has never been read that way. Nor should the NY law be read outside of that context.

Oh, yes it has. And nothing was read out of context.

Nonetheless, Dr. McHugh’s interview raised the question of whether Dr. Tiller had used readily treatable mental health maladies as a pretext to justify late-term abortions.

According to Dr. McHugh, the files he saw contained diagnoses like adjustment disorder, anxiety and depression that to his eyes were not “substantial and irreversible.” He also claimed that some women offered “trivial” reasons for wanting an abortion, like a desire to play sports. “I can only tell you,” he said in his taped interview, “that from these records, anybody could have gotten an abortion if they wanted one.”

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