Justices Thomas and Ginsburg spar on abortion

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas recently sparred over Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, a case involving the disposition of fetal remains by abortion providers.  The case addresses two provisions of an Indiana law.  The first provision prohibits abortion providers from treating the bodies of aborted children as "infectious waste" and incinerating them alongside used needles and other potentially dangerous items.  The second provision made it illegal for an abortion provider to perform an abortion in Indiana when the provider knows that the mother is seeking the abortion "solely because of the child's race, sex, diagnosis of Down syndrome, disability, or related characteristics." Justice Thomas official portrait (cropped). Ginsburg disagreed with Indiana's law, while Thomas supported it and said, "this law and other laws like it promote a State's compelling...(Read Full Post)
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