A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
Another major victory for the pro-life movement and pre-born babies, this time in Idaho:
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Friday that Idaho’s 2020 ban on most abortions may finally take effect, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling expressly affirming and restoring states’ discretion to set their own abortion policies.
In 2020, Idaho adopted a “trigger law” that would ban all abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or threats to a mother’s life, which would not go into effect until the nation’s highest court overturned Roe v. Wade, as happened in June’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Under the law, abortionists could face five years in prison and suspension of their medical licenses.
Planned Parenthood petitioned to continue blocking the law from taking effect, however, and the Biden administration attempted to lend its weight to the effort as well, claiming that the law violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTLA) by supposedly prohibiting abortions in cases of “women suffering medical emergencies” – (the law explicitly contains an exception for such cases.
Kansas was a wake-up call. Indiana and Idaho are encouragements.
Here, again, is what we are doing to a generation of kids with “trans treatments.” A young transgender TikToker explains what life is like post-surgery:
Absolutely horrific. Transgender tiktoker details complications from Phalloplasty surgery. At age 27, this once healthy individual now poops in a bag and has trouble during physical relationships. pic.twitter.com/IFGTu5P0Fe
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 15, 2022
On that subject, look at this absolute horror:
1 month and 4 days after the operation to create a phallus. pic.twitter.com/dsq9g37ZXV
— Billboard Chris 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@BillboardChris) August 16, 2022
Abortion-supporting medical professionals are sick of having to defend feticide—and so they are simply demanding that media outlets stop interviewing pro-life doctors entirely:
Virtually every civilized country has substantial restrictions on abortion. Most OB/GYNs choose not to do abortions. About half the country, including many thousands of HC providers, are prolife. It is offensive to claim that dismembering disabled prenatal children is healthcare. https://t.co/gQ7ZmABeV4
— Charlie Camosy (@CCamosy) August 16, 2022
After months of Twitter sniping back and forth, post-liberal pundit Sohrab Ahmari headed over to Andrew Sullivan’s podcast for a lengthy conversation about the state of the culture and Drag Queen Story Hour. For those following this debate, it is well worth the listen.