Well, it’s official: Whether he ‘evolved’ to this point or he was always a liberal at heart, Chief Justice John Roberts is now the new Anthony Kennedy, following a horrible decision involving a Louisiana abortion law on Monday.
In a 5-4 ruling (wouldn’t it be great if someday we could get constitutional rulings of 6-3 or 7-2?), Roberts sided with the high court’s Left-wing justices in striking down a law that required doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
And why? Because in case something goes wrong with the procedure, the physician performing it will have the ability to not only admit his patient but care for her in the aftermath.
That seems like one of the most reasonable ‘abortion’ provisions anyone could imagine, especially since the procedure remains one of the most unregulated of all medical procedures.
But no. Roberts didn’t think so.
“The legal doctrine of stare