Supreme Court Won’t Block Missouri Inmate Abortion

Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s land mark decision of 1973 has been debated over and over, and now comes to light again, with the recent nomination of Harriet Miers. If this case, has had no other time to be really looked at, now seems to be the time that it needs to be defended, by people who are subjected to the views of the far right and their radical, fanatical views that are being imposed on our nation. In Missouri, we have an example of how Miers’ appointment, could have an effect on Roe v. Wade.

The WaPo covers the topic today, that needs to be asked of Harriet Miers during her questioning; if she would indeed even try to give answers, after all the answers are pre-arranged by the Bush cabal.

Here’s a few quips from the WaPo story:

The Supreme Court today rejected the state of Missouri’s attempt to stop a prison inmate from obtaining an abortion.

The court acted without dissent or comment as it let stand a U.S. District Court judge’s order requiring the state to transport the woman for her abortion on the grounds that it was denying her rights guaranteed under Roe v. Wade , the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Justice Clarence Thomas had stayed the lower court order last week in response to a plea from Missouri, citing a state law banning public financing of abortions.

The procedure itself is being financed by various pro-choice organizations, including Planned Parenthood, but the state said it would have to provide guards and transportation for her.

The inmate, called Jane Roe for purposes of concealing her identity, has been held at Vandalia prison in Missouri since Aug. 22 and is 16 to 17 weeks pregnant, according to court records reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatc

Prison officials have blocked her request for weeks, citing a three- to four-month-old policy that also bars state money for prisoner trips to funerals and the bedsides of sick relatives.

This case raises question the question, where does Miers stand on this potentialy earth shaking decision. Miers is a hot topic, even if people want to side step it. The very court that she has been nominated for, chose to uphold a state’s decision to let an inmate, get an abortion. So I ask you, do you want an evangelical right wing nutjob, on the SCOTUS?

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4 Responses to Supreme Court Won’t Block Missouri Inmate Abortion

  1. Ginny in CO says:

    Like they wouldn’t have to provide guards and transportation for labor and delivery?

    Does MO have a death penalty? How about no state dollars to be spent on that – some people object to that. They will die, eventually.

    What’s interesting is that Roberts was Chief for this decision.

    I think this is more fuel for Harriet’s fire. If the Senate confirms her, they will feel the heat.

  2. Ginny

    Roberts and Miers are not really about Roe v Wade. Bush could give a rat’s tail about Roe v Wade. Both Roberts and Miers are top notch corporate lawyers. It’s all about shilling to the corporations and protecting Bush’s butt.

  3. Ginny in CO says:


    I agree that is their first priority. And I think the lack of logic in the red herring issues helps to reinforce that. Unfortunately, in order to keep the sheeple from stampeding, they occasionally throw them enough fodder to keep the positions of power. Terry Schiavo was a bust – which they probably knew from the start. But it gave the RR a great melodrama to be used for reinforcing the loyalty in spite of the lack of results.

    It’s one of the reasons I think the Religous Right is more vulnerable to change than the Neocons. They’ve delivered the votes, the GOP incumbents have not been giving them quite what they were promised – for a long time. And the consequences of the economic policy the RR has gone along with are coming into clearer focus in NO.

  4. Ginny

    It does appear some breaking news shows that Miers backed banning “most” abortions in the past.