National Organization for [Some] Women president, Terry O’Neill, agrees with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Roe did not give the woman a RIGHT to make a decision on abortion- it gave the “right” to the “doctor” !
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tells his guests that Roe was “about the right of privacy – of the doctor.”
Hayes continues, “I mean the people don’t realize this The finding in Roe, I’m going to read this is – this is the controlling opinion in Roe, Harry Blackmun…”
“Prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and it’s effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician. The decision vindicates the right of the physician to administer medical treatment according to his professional judgment…”
Hayes points out, “So even Roe was shot through with this perspective.”
National Organization for [Some] Women president, Terry O’Neill agrees and replies, “Even Roe and Chris, it gets worse. The case after Roe, Planned Parenthood V. Casey, Sandra Day O’Connor talking about how women aren’t necessarily the right people to make this decision, that the state should have the right to proselytize her, to pressure her to encourage her to make the decision that that the state wants her to make. Later on in Carhart, in the Carhart case, that upheld the criminalization of a safe abortion procedure, a late-term procedure, Justice Kennedy specifically said it’s okay to criminalize this safe procedure for women because women regret the choice they make. So the law is riddled with distrust of women’s ability to make their decisions.”
The rest of the segment is about placing a Birthing Center where unborn children are delivered alive inside an abortion clinic which murders unborn children. I have already blogged about that Oxymoron here !