In a ruling that may as well have also said, “your legal advisers told you this would get shot down, you did it anyway, our time is valuable so stop wasting it” the Oklahoma Supreme Court this morning threw out Oklahoma’s anti-abortion bill, SB 642, from last year:
In a unanimous opinion handed down Tuesday, all nine justices agreed that the statute adopted by the Legislature last year “contains different and unrelated purposes” in violation of the Oklahoma constitution’s requirement that legislation cover a single subject.
The law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics; and legal liability for abortion providers.
The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law and the state’s highest court subsequently blocked it from going into effect. The center sued on behalf of Dr. Larry Burns of Norman, who performs nearly half of Oklahoma’s abortions.Oklahoma’s attorney general didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment early Tuesday.
He may not have commented, but let me tell you what’s going through his head: “I WANT TO APPEAL TO APPEASE OUR VOTING BASE BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THIS SHIT WORKS — I APPEAL A LOSING CASE THAT RILES THEM UP AND IT’S LIKE A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT OUR DIPSHIT TAXPAYERS PAY FOR…BUT TRUMP’S ABOUT TO LOSE THIS ELECTION AND I DON’T WANT TO SET A BAD PRECEDENT AT THE SUPREME COURT LEVEL WHEN HILLARY GETS TO PACK THE SUPREME COURT. GOD DAMMIT GOD DAMMIT GOD DAMMIT GOD DAMMIT A;LSDJ;LASJDF;LASJDF;LASJDF;LAJSD;LFJASD;LFJAS;LDKFJAS;DLJKF;LJK!!!!”