Does the new Texas abortion law have a loophole large enough for the federal authorities to drive a truck by?
Elie Mystal, editor-at-large at The Nation, explains to host Molly Jong-Quick on this episode of The New Abnormal that the Biden administration may truly ship cellular abortion models to the Lone Star State to avoid the brand new restrictions.
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“If Joe Biden through government order established, let’s name it a federal privateness fee, and employed a bunch of docs and empowered them to drive all through the nation in a truck or a van imposing privateness rights, guess what? They’d be federal officers performing their duties and thus, by certified immunity, immune from personal civil actions,” he says.
After all, there may be the matter of the Hyde Modification, which blocks federal funds from getting used to supply abortions besides to avoid wasting a girl’s life.
That’s why, Elie says, actual safety for abortion rights must come from court-packing—as a result of the Supreme Court docket and the judges within the fifth Circuit who enabled this regulation to go ahead are batshit “loopy” in his phrases.
Molly says what Texas has carried out is blatantly unconstitutional, however she additionally fears it’s only the start.
After Elie, U.S. veteran and Congressman Ruben Gallego got here on to speak about Afghanistan and why he thinks President Biden made the suitable name to drag out.
“Had we discovered one other justification for being there we might’ve stayed there longer. The Taliban would have began attacking after which we might have needed to keep longer as a result of you possibly can’t depart whereas they’re attacking you,” he says.
And Molly tried actually exhausting to push Gallego to say if he’d main Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Plus! He solutions two greater questions: Is Madison Cawthorn good sufficient to guide a GOP revolution? And who’s the perfect “Intercourse within the Metropolis” character?
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