Axios: Judge Strikes Down Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

The fallout from Dobbs hurt Republicans more than anything else in the midterms by making abortion a more salient issue with Independent voters than it otherwise would have been.

Axios:

“A judge in Georgia on Tuesday struck down key provisions of the state’s six-week abortion ban, calling the ban unconstitutional.

The latest: The state of Georgia filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court shortly after the law was overturned. …

What they’re saying: “After a long road, we are finally able to celebrate the end of an extreme abortion ban in our state,” said Monica Simpson, executive director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the lead plaintiff in the case.

“While we applaud the end of a ban steeped in white supremacy, it should not have existed in the first place. Now, it’s time to move forward with a vision for Georgia that establishes full bodily autonomy and liberation for our communities,” Simpson added.”

Before the election, the polls all showed Republicans were ahead with Independent voters, but that didn’t pan out and the impact varied by state. In Georgia, it was probably enough to cause the runoff. Warnock won 52% of Independent voters while Walker carried only 42% of them.

Georgia’s abortion ban is now headed to the Georgia Supreme Court. 8 out 9 justices on the Georgia Supreme Court were appointed by a Republican governor. Dobbs was like a bomb going off which created a weird midterm where the backlash was against the party which wasn’t in power in Congress. Over the next two years though, Red States and Blue States will settle the issue once and for all. Some states will keep their total abortion bans. Some states will make abortion more accessible. Some states will come down somewhere in the middle like Florida. We sill settle into a new post-Roe status quo.

In 2022, we got popped with a rubber band, but in 2024 the issue will be more settled. Nothing else coming out of the Supreme Court like banning affirmative action will have the same fallout.

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  1. The judiciary is now going to echo culture, society, and, indeed, all other political levels – each one responding to the other and ever upping the ante.

    It will go on until there is some sort of national divorce.

    A charming and philandering scapegrace, who is fond of very dry champagne & ‘the occasional’ cocaine 8-ball, cannot be married to a boring Baptist who prefers iced tea – without sugar.

    Whenever they cry for ,unity’, sanity always reminds me to think of this.

    • >The judiciary is now going to echo culture, society, and, indeed, all other political levels

      It might be helpful to read the legal opinion, something I bet very few Americans have done for either Roe or Dobbs — I gather you did not bother to do so in this case either.

      Because the reasoning for one of their rulings is rather straightforward, and very difficult to legally dispute, albeit most support for abortion rights is political, whereas most opposition is moral — however I think courts should still follow applicable law.

      Apparently, the GA Constitution, which they quote, states “[l]egislative acts in violation of this Constitution or the Constitution of the United States are void, and the judiciary shall so
      declare them’ — they refer to this as ‘Georgia’s Void Ab Initio Doctrine’, meaning the law is considered void from the start because it violates, or was found to violate, either the federal Constitution, or the state Constitution of Georgia.

      They quote precedent: ‘The time with reference to which the constitutionality of an act of the general assembly is to be determined is the date of its passage, and, if it is unconstitutional, then it is forever void.’

      The LIFE Act they were asked to rule on was passed 4 April 2019, signed 7 May 2019, and constitutionally relevant parts of it took effect on 1 January 2020 — note all of these dates were before the repeal of Roe.

      In their filing, plaintiffs requested the court review a specific provision of the LIFE Act, Section 4, which ‘criminalizes abortions occurring after an unborn child has a detectable heartbeat, a development which both sides agree typically occurs around six weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period.’

      So the court found, not unreasonably, that per ‘Georgia’s Void Ab Initio Doctrine’, Section 4 was unconstitutional when it was passed, and they accordingly issued a stay against its enforcement.

      The ruling addresses other complaints of the plaintiffs about the LIFE Act, but I think Section 4 generated the most interest.

  2. We are not a Critarchy. Nor are we a Democracy.

    Imprecatory Prayer against this GOD-DAMNED JUDGE.
    Just try it, Christians. SEE IF THE LORD HEARS YOUR PRAYERS.

    “I for my part maintain that to hate the enemies of God is lawful, and that such a hatred pleases the Master. By enemies I mean those who in every way deny the glory of the Master, whether the Jews or those who are manifestly idolaters or those who thought Arius’ teaching make an idol of the creature, and so take up again the Jewish Error. “ – St. Gregory of Nyssa, Letters, # 3.8

    “Live in peace not only with your friends but with your enemies; but only with your personal enemies and not with the enemies of God.”
    St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves (+1074)

    St. Philaret of Moscow stated: “Love your personal enemies, hate the enemies of Christ, destroy the enemies of the fatherland.”

    “Chrysostomos loudly declares not only heretics, but also those who have communion with them, to be enemies of God.”
    St. Theodore the Studite, Epistle to Abbot Theophilus

    • We pray all the time, Father, and have been long praying at our house, to be delivered from this.

      That said, I am kind of the suspicion that The Lord would like to see us deliver ourselves from this mess of our own making, and, in the process, see our souls transform to a higher level.

      To be clear, this is not my conviction, but, rather, my suspicion.

      All the best to you and yours, up yonder!

  3. > Dobbs was like a bomb going off which created a weird midterm where the backlash was against the party which wasn’t in power in Congress.

    If true – and there is some evidence for your theory – many voters in this country are simply too stupid to be allowed to vote. They could not pass Civics 101, just as most retards waving blue-and-yellow flags could not point to the fake country it stands for on a map. Now we know the answer to the question posed by several of us here when the decision was announced: Why now?

    Dobbs did not ban a single abortion. It merely returned the issue to the states (where it always belonged). Obviously the idiocracy still gets their info from the gaslight media. Hope the morons enjoy the Rev. Jones Flavor-Aid (Vintage 1978) they’re swilling. It won’t end well.

    > It will go on until there is some sort of national divorce.

    The shitlibs and the jewish bosses will not allow a divorce. They refused to allow it in 1861 and they are several orders worse now. They will not stop until every single town, village and farm is brought under their jackboot by force, which they aim to stamp upon the white man’s face forever. The only way a divorce will happen is if some event takes place to break their power. While Deus ex machina was a favorite plot device in olden days it rarely happens in real life.

  4. LOL, according to the soviet make-believe group blah-blah, blah blah-be-blah of color collective, it’s “white supremacy” to ban abortions for the of colors? As usual, not too bright. The of colors should leave the propaganda spin to Whitey.

  5. >struck down

    Thanks for including a link to the decision, which Axios also provides.

    I’m reading the decision, and while I’m not finished yet, so far I find the opinion to be clear, well organized, and well written — it will be interesting to see the discussion of the relevant parts of the Georgia state Constitution, and the reasoning about how they apply to this specific case involving elective abortion — but it will be odd if somehow there is support for the ‘right’ to abortion (a pseudo right if it’s a right at all) in the Georgia Constitution, where it was recently found there is no such right in the US Constitution (albeit after 50 years of the contrary).

  6. “Nothing else coming out of the Supreme Court like banning affirmative action will have the same fallout.”

    this is because Democrats are going to straight up ignore the Supreme Court on this ruling. they’re already gearing up for this. Democrats control most stuff everywhere, so AA will continue to be enforced, even in the most Republican states and most Republican cities in the entire country. there will be almost no change once the Supreme Court openly and explicitly rules that AA is flagrantly illegal.

    Ds had a big problem when SC struck down Roe, because millions of nominally conservative or less political, more practical men occupy the law enforcement functions, so Ds actually faced an enforcement defeat over abortion. they couldn’t just tell their functionaries to ignore the new law of the land and continue on as normal. in many places they would actually get arrested for once if they ignore that law. for AA though, they can and they will. police have nothing to do with AA enforcement.

    • Your on to something. Even here in California AA was defeated by the public and yet the university system and the private sector chugs right along doing it anyway with no consequences, I bet they bypass a lot of it with this DIE shit they mandate on business. I guess the true meaning was that if the AA infringes on another of color designation like say Asians, then the ban on AA is to be enforced but against Whitey who gives a fuck.

      • @Black Label – Exactly. This review of AA is about supposed “unfairness” to Asians. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the ongoing and open discrimination against White people, and there is no reason for optimism of its (AA’s) possible demise.

  7. Some red states ban abortion entirely. Others allow it in the case of rape, incest,or if the pregnancy endangers the health of the mother. But if a red state forces an actual rape victim to bear the child of her rapist, then even things out and execute the rapist! How do we know the baby born of rape won’t inherit his father’s criminality?

  8. I think I will never get used to it, how Weimerica calls babymurder “healthcare”. I’ve seen a lot, but this still makes my stomach turn. It’s not just dystopian, it’s wicked and evil.

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