The Supreme Court’s striking down of a highly restrictive anti-choice law on Monday set off some conservatives who had been hoping for a 4-4 tie which would have let the law stand.
By a 5-3 vote, the court threw out a Texas law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals with a mandate that clinics must also meet the same strict standards as ambulatory surgical centers.
According to the majority decision, the law went against the undue burden standard established in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vote once again being pivotal, the moderate jurist who often seems to be in the middle of every tight decision took more than his share of abuse, with one conservative commentator saying he sided “with the butchers against innocent life.”
A sampling from Twitter below:
Supreme Court decision allows for more Kermit Gosnell’s to exist.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) June 27, 2016
•June 26th 2015 Kennedy gave America gay marriage
•June 27th 2016 Kennedy gave America unfettered abortion
One day God will judge the Judge
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 27, 2016
The Left won’t be satisfied until there is an abortuary on every street corner. — toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 27, 2016
The nightmares – from filthy, unsanitary equipment to women’s deaths – will continue at abortion facilities that are virtually unregulated.
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) June 27, 2016
Supreme Court sides with the killers of unborn babies. — toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 27, 2016
Justice Kennedy once again joins the liberals to side w/ the butchers ag innocent life. But as Pope Francis says “who are we to judge?”
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 27, 2016
Wendy Davis is going to be unsufferable today.
Correction: more unsufferable.
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 27, 2016
One conservative set his own fury aside to point out the silence from the new face of the Republican Party: