Abortion

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Admits the State Was Full of Crap

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

How have Texas state officials reacted to the Supreme Court ruling against their restrictions on access to abortion?

Indicted fraudster Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted by saying the Supreme Court has denied them the ability to "protect women's health" even though the court made it abundantly clear that the state's restrictions had no impact at all on women's health.

It appears the Abbott administration did not discuss a joint or coherent response to the ruling because, in a contradiction, Governor Abbott himself put emphasis on access to abortion in a very brief press release.

“The decision erodes States’ lawmaking authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas' goal is to protect innocent life, while ensuring the highest health and safety standards for women."

This is significant because the state's entire case in front of both the 5th Circuit Court and the Supreme Court was predicated on the idea that the law was about protecting women's health, not limiting access to abortion. As far as the state was concerned, severely limiting access to abortion was just a coincidental side effect.

Smirking shitkicker Ken Paxton stuck to the script in his response by emphasizing women's health, but Governor Abbott made clear what we already knew: it was all about abortion.

Thankfully, a majority of the court saw through the bullshit and ruled against the state; because they knew what the Abbott administration's true intentions were.

  • muselet

    Greg Abbott can cause a great deal of harm to a great many people, but at least he did everyone a favor and undercut the arguments Texas will make the next time the lege decides to try an end-run around Roe v. Wade.

    Imagine what he could do if he were smart.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    So, the Supreme Court has just handed down a ruling that self described progressives should be thrilled with. Hey Bernie supporters!!!… Want to see this continue for a very long time? Here’s how you get there:

    VOTE HILLARY, 2016!!!!!

    You’re welcome.

  • Chachizel

    Smdh….embarrassed to be from Texas. And we thought Bush and Perry were bad, but these guys Abbot, Patrick, and Paxton…we’re screwed

    • MsYellowDog

      We are now occupied by the Very Bottom of the Rethuglican Gene Pool. Their better tricksters prefer to work the East and West Coasts.