July 15, 2011
Friday Fun: New Oklahoma Law Allows Doctors to Perform Fake Abortions
Doctors in Oklahoma will now be able to act like they've just given a woman an abortion and send her on her way. Of course, the Onion News Network is highlighting by way of humor a very serious and concerted state legislative attempts across this country to erode a woman's right to choose.
At least a New Mexico state court ordered Greg Fultz to take down his billboard allegedly stating or implying that his ex-girlfriend had an abortion. In this instance, harassment and invasion of privacy trumped any so-called free speech right to express his views on abortion this way. Not relevant to the legal issues but there is some out-of-court evidence that his ex-girlfriend may have had a miscarriage. At least there was no miscarriage justice for this woman's right to privacy in this instance. Detail on ABAJ: Judge Grants Protective Order, Tells NM Man to Take Down Billboard Saying Girlfriend Had an Abortion and Free Speech, Privacy Rights Clash in Dispute over Billboard Claiming Woman Had an Abortion.
In dueling "news" programming, the Colbert Reports had something to say about all this as in how CJ John Roberts has a brilliant legal strategy to get around following precedent: not following precedent. [JH]