JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 14, 2017) – A proposed Missouri state constitutional amendment that would affirm the personhood off the unborn, and set the stage to nullify Roe. v. Wade in the state, recently passed its second House committee, but has yet to be scheduled for a floor vote.Details
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2017) – After it sailed through the legislature in just four days, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill into law banning most abortions after 20 weeks, defying a Supreme Court opinion prohibiting states from regulating abortions before 24 weeks.Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Florida House would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, defying a Supreme Court opinion prohibiting states from regulating abortions before 24 weeks.Details
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 14, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas House would outlaw abortion in the state and prosecute physicians who illegally perform them, nullifying the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.Details
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 15, 2016) – On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law banning most abortions after 20 weeks, defying a Supreme Court opinion prohibiting states from regulating abortions before 24 weeks.Details
CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 7, 2015) – A proposed amendment to the New Hampshire state constitution would effectively ban any state funding of Planned Parenthood, or any organization involved in abortion. This would take a small step toward effectively nullifying Roe v. Wade in the Live Free of Die State.Details
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the Florida House would outlaw most abortions, nullifying the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.Details
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Dec. 3, 2015) – A bill prefiled in the Alabama Senate would essentially nullify the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, along with subsequent cases, and make most abortions in the state illegal.Details
Glenn Reynolds and Jonathan Adler say no. Here’s Professor Adler: The U.S. of House of Representatives is preparing to consider a bill — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PUCPA) — that would prohibit most abortions performed after 20 weeks from conception. … … [E]ven if one assumes that a prohibition on post-20-week abortions would be constitutional if enacted by a…Details
Sen. Marco Rubio apparently has gotten himself into a little pickle.
You see, the Florida Senator was one of the Republicans who signed onto a bill requiring lawmakers to provide constitutional justification for any legislation filed in Congress. That sounded like a really cool idea at the time. “Conservatives” LOVE that stuff!
But what happens when you want to do something and no constitutional justification exists?
Well, you do what politicians have done since the beginning of time. You make crap up.
That doesn’t always prove easy, as Rubio is finding out. It takes time to conjure up a convincing lie out of thin air. Of course, that never stopped any politician practicing constitutional voodoo to further his agenda through the exercise of federal power – even if that authority doesn’t actually exist. They just call lack of constitutional authority an “inconvenience.”
It seems the Tea Party darling from Florida has a little “inconvenience” on his hands. He needs to reestablish his conservative creds, tattered by his support for immigration reform. What better way to rekindle conservative romance than to play the pro-life card? So, Rubio announced earlier this month that he wants to serve as the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.
But three weeks later…no bill. Why? Well, it seems the Republicans are having a little difficulty agreeing on the enumerated power that authorizes the federal government to legislate on abortion. And I can tell you exactly why they are having this problem.
THE POWER DOESN’T FREAKING EXIST!!!Details