Following the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to strike down Texas' HB 2, a strict Texas abortion law, right-wing media figures reacted by claiming the Supreme Court “sides with the killers of unborn babies” and saying the ruling was “a victory for those who celebrate baby killing.”
In 5-3 Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law
NBC News: US Supreme Court “Struck Down One Of The Nation’s Toughest Restrictions On Abortion.” In a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the United States Supreme Court struck down HB 2, “a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down.” The law, passed in Texas in 2013, “said clinics providing abortion services must meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers.” From NBC News’ June 27 article:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down.
The decision was 5-3.
Passed in 2013, the law said clinics providing abortion services must meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. And it required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Since the law was passed, the number of clinics providing abortion services in Texas dropped to 19 from 42. Opponents said that number would fall to ten if the Supreme Court upheld the law. [NBC News, 6/27/16]
Right-Wing Media: Supreme Court “Sides With The Killers Of Unborn Babies”
Fox’s Todd Starnes: “Supreme Court Sides With The Killers Of Unborn Babies.”
Laura Ingraham: “Justice Kennedy Once Again Joins Liberals To Side [With] The Butchers [Against] Innocent Life.”
Mediaite’s Alex Griswold: “Wendy Davis Is Going To Be Unsufferable (sic) Today. Correction: More Unsufferable (sic).”
RedState’s Ben Howe: “I’m Still Confused Why Abortion Clinics Should Have Lower Standards Than Doctors Offices & Hospitals.”
The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro: “It’s A Victory For Those Who Celebrate Baby Killing As A Sacrament.”
Washington Free Beacon’s Sonny Bunch: “Well, At Least We’ve Finally Found Some Regulations That Liberals Don’t Like.”
RedState’s Jay Caruso: “Supreme Court Decision Allows For More Kermit Gosnells.”
Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney: “Seemingly Because ‘Complications From An Abortion Are … Rare’ Ginsberg Says Texas Can’t Protect Women From Them. That’s Odd Reasoning.”