John Oliver destroys abortion capsule decide Matthew Kacsmaryk
Last week’s John Oliver tonight took apart Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk and his ruling banning the abortion pill.
We always knew where Kacsmaryk would go with an abortion case, but the way he got there was still shockingly dishonest. At one point, his decision provoked a statistic that 77% of women who had a chemical abortion reported a negative change as a result, but the sample for this study was based on 98 blog posts on an anti-abortion website, even the The study itself pointed out how unrepresentative the statement was that most women reported that their medical abortion changed them, which given the name of the site changes abortion, you’re not surprised and that’s strong confirmation bias that this is that site and this is used as your source.
Look, ending access to mifepristone isn’t going to end medical abortion entirely. It is possible to do it without mifepristone, but it can be more difficult and painful, moreover, mifepristone is not only used for abortion, it is an important tool in the treatment of miscarriage Like most anti-abortion measures, this verdict can also those with medical complications hit hard by wanted pregnancies.
Can you imagine receiving some of the worst news and then having to painfully carry it around for eight weeks because some Disney Channel vice president from Texas decided to play doctor all the time? [ __ ] Country?
Now there have been plenty of appeals already, and the Supreme Court just stepped in and put Kacsmaryk’s order on hold until at least next Wednesday, so there’s a lot up in the air here, but it’s not ideal that the Dream Team has tipped Roe vs. Wade May soon decides if they like the sequel green, because toppling Roe was clearly never about returning it to the States, it was always a step toward a total abortion ban, and frankly it’s both absurd and Annoying that such a vital health care system can be thrown into disarray all because of the ill-reasoned decisions of this [ __ ] Guy.
It seems like abortion has become a Schrodinger’s right in this country that people simultaneously do and don’t have depending on where they live, who’s in the White House and what the shittiest judge in America is into, that’s why it is important for it to be
ideally protected by law in the constitution and recognized as a fundamental right and human necessity.
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The only way to protect privacy and freedom in this country is to codify abortion. Oliver was right. Ideally, reproductive freedom would be added to the constitution, but the likelihood of that happening is slim.
For decades, Republicans complained about activist judges until they came to power, and then judicial activism was used to undermine both the will of the people and the law of the country.
John Oliver read Kacsmaryk perfectly, and if you don’t think this guy has some skeletons in his closet, I have a bridge to sell you in Mar-a-Lago.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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