Two Terrible SCOTUS Rulings

[Content Note: Islamophobia; nativism; war on agency; misogyny.]

Goddammit. The Supreme Court issued two absolutely abysmal ruling this morning.

In NIFLA v. Becerra, the majority blocked a California law which required anti-choice nonprofits to inform pregnant patients about the availability of free or low-cost abortions elsewhere and disclose their inability to provide healthcare services and medical assistance. In other words, the law required anti-choice outfits masquerading as clinics to disclose that they aren't actually clinics at all.

But SCOTUS struck down the law, because free speech. The complete decision [PDF].

In a just world, this ruling would make it harder for anti-choice legislators and their "force doctors to lie to patients" laws. But this isn't a just world, so that isn't going to happen.

Instead, anti-abortion outfits will be allowed to lie to patients because free speech, and doctors will be forced to lie to patients because fetuses are valued more highly than the people carrying them.

In Trump v. Hawaii, the majority sided with the Trump administration in its arguments in defense of the Muslim ban, holding than the ban "is within president's authority under immigration laws and challengers are unlikely to prevail on establishment clause claim because the ban is justified by legitimate national-security concerns."

The complete decision [PDF].

Fucking hell. This administration is just a relentless nightmare. Sob.

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