10/16/2005

Daily Kos: Prisoner Denied Abortion Rights by Clarence Thomas

Prisoner Denied Abortion Rights by Clarence Thomas
by jsmdlawyer

a woman serving a sentence for violation of probation in Missouri is 16-17 weeks pregnant. She wants an abortion, and is willing to pay for it. The State of Missouri, however, refuses to allow her to get it, due to a state law that forbids the expenditure of state money to perform or assist in performing an abortion except to save the life of the mother. Missouri will have to pay for security to transport her to and from the abortion clinic, about $350.

from the story -- abortion is illegal in Missouri after 22 weeks. And remember, Missouri isn't saying she can't have an abortion, just that they won't pay for anything connected with it (which is a questionable interpretation of the law in any event, but that's a different issue). What Thomas is doing, so clearly and so transparently, is attempting to run out the clock on her so that she can't have an abortion in Missouri. Maybe the woman should deliver this unwanted child to Clarence Thomas to care for and raise, since he's so fucking concerned with it.

I don't know about anyone else, but I say, let's take up a fucking collection for the piddly $350 and give it to this poor woman and let her get an abortion. Is someone able to set this up for contributions? I'm in for $100 if you can.

Clarence Thomas is an embarrassment to the practice of law and decent judicial conduct. The fact that he is on the Supreme Court and even worse, is held up as a paragon of conservative virtue, is repugnant to everything I believe as a practicing lawyer. He deserves a special place in hell.

Daily Kos: Prisoner Denied Abortion Rights by Clarence Thomas

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