Too bad. I was going to go to Oklahoma, become 9 months older, celebrate my birthday, and then leave Oklahoma and lose that year again.
One of you will end up here next!
Jerry, what quotes are you fishing for?
From Casey:The United States Supreme Court has spoken on this issue. The measure is clearly unconstitutional pursuant to Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). The states are duty bound to follow its interpretation of the law. Twenty years ago, this Court was presented with an initiative which facially conflicted with the Casey decision. This Court held: "The issue of the constitutionality of the initiative petition is governed by the United States Supreme Court's pronouncement in Casey."
ie, the "personhood" law would remove the right for a woman to terminate her pregnancy in its early stages.These three justices began their written opinion by noting the U.S. government's previous challenges to Roe v. Wade:
"Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt. Yet 19 years after our holding that the Constitution protects a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy in its early stages, Roe v. Wade (1973), that definition of liberty is still questioned. Joining the respondents as amicus curiae, the United States, as it has done in five other cases in the last decade, again asks us to overrule Roe."
Part it conflicts with is the Supreme Court ruling in PPvC is the fertilized egg has already been declared not a person. Amending our State Constitution to declare a two cell blob a person would be defacto prohibition of abortions as the doctor and woman could be charged with murder. Our State Supreme Court says that you can't amend a state Constitution to prohibit abortions, even if the law doesn't directly say so.
I hope you noted the Republican House leadership in my state has decided to not bring a bill forward to do the personhood thing. What was struck down was a ballot measure, so it is two separate tracks to the same goal. Backdoor eliminating abortions. Similar ballot measures in Mississippi and Colorado to amend their Constitution failed.