Supreme Court War on Women that Ignores States’ Rights

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Posted on June 26, 2014 by Ruth O’Brien

The Roberts Court is clearly less interested in protecting states’ rights — as it issued yet another 9-0 decision (McCullen v. Coakley) not allowing the Massachusetts citizens to determine how large the buffer zone around abortion clinics should be.  (The Massachusetts legislature passed a law giving women seeking their right to choose a 35-foot buffer going into a clinic.)

For elections, one gets 100 feet, but for women practicing their right to choose, it’s 65 feet shorter.  So electioneers are more dangerous than sidewalk counselors, I guess.  Or is it that states’ rights are less significant when it comes to practicing the war on women?

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About Professor Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY)/ & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Social Media training by 365 Publics. Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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