“Extremist Federalist Society Judges Restrict Critical Abortion Pill”
How did we get here, when a small group of religious extremists can deny millions of women their freedoms? Follow the money.Who funds the Federalist Society that grooms extremist judges and gets them into positions of power? Who donates to the MAGA Republicans to stack the courts? How much does the GOP get from such dark money groups to deny women healthcare? Who takes Justices on undisclosed luxury trips, buys their properties and gives them luxury motor homes? Who suffers and dies from these harsh rulings when women are denied access to medication that has proven effective over 20 years? What can you do to fix the system that billionaires have rigged for themselves and religious extremists?Follow the money with this Relationship Map created by DemLabs with the free Kumu app.
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GOP packs courts with extremist judges
“A federal appeals court panel made up of three extremist Federalist Society judges said it would restrict access to a critical, widely-used abortion medication — the latest in a far-right fight to roll back abortion access for everyday Americans. Leonard Leo’s Federalist Society represents just four percent of the legal profession. But the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, known as the “Trumpiest court in America,” is composed of extremist judges who have been particularly involved with the Federalist Society for the past three decades.“It’s no surprise that far-right Federalist Society judges are behind this desperate attempt to strip Americans of their critical right to abortion,” said Yael Sheinfeld with Accountable. “The Federalist Society — a Leonard Leo project — has been pushing a radical anti-choice agenda for decades. This is the latest in Leo’s longtime scheme to undermine democracy and chip away at everyday Americans’ rights.”Support Accountable
Impact of the ruling
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit again voted to reimpose limits on the abortion pill mifepristone. If the court had its way, the clock would turn back to 2016, when patients could get mifepristone for only seven weeks of pregnancy, and only after more than one in-person visit with a physician. The physicians bringing the case stressed that they had treated patients for mifepristone complications in the past. Since the complication rate for mifepristone is not zero (it stands at roughly 0.3 percent), that meant that some future patients might suffer complications, and might seek care from the doctors bringing the case, and some of those doctors might suffer conscience-based injuries. If you think that sounds speculative, you aren’t wrong. The 5th Circuit understood this problem and dedicated a whopping three-dozen pages to explaining why against all evidence, these plaintiffs do have standing.” – MSN
Abortion access in Afghanistan is restricted but women are allowed to have an abortion if their life is in danger – Human Rights Watch. Republican Matt Schaefertweeted “FACT: Even the Taliban oppose abortion.” The letter came after a story in which an abortion provider sued to stop a law that would allow people to sue health care providers who help anyone have an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. “This law is what we might expect from the lowest intellects in the Taliban, for instance – where the war on women is never-ending,” Mary Needham wrote. “Instead we have Texas Republicans wanting to pay a bounty to anyone who tattles on a (woman) who just might need an abortion.” – USA TodayTakeAway: Register and vote to fight the American Taliban and their billionaire donors. It’s the only way to fix corruption and religious extremism in our courts.Deepak
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