The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others that sought to block enforcement of the law that went into effect Wednesday. But the justices also suggested that their order likely isn't the last word on whether the law can stand because other challenges to it can still be brought.
The Texas law is another incantation of heartbeat laws that have been repeatedly turned back. It was crafted to evade review by making the right of enforcement in the civil space aimed at anyone involved in said abortion except the woman undergoing the procedure.
But -- the USSC didn't "pass on" the law -- what they did was refuse to issue a stay. The Supremes have previously signaled that some sort of review of Roe is likely on the table during their next term which opens this fall. What form and fashion that review will take is yet to be determined but I would be extremely cautious in thinking that Roe is going to be tossed -- there's simply no indication that's the case.
But, and this is important, if you stand for mandates in the Covid-19 paradigm then you had better STFU when it comes to abortion. Yes, they are related; "my body my choice" is not so simple as there is another life involved, just as those pushing the mandates for Covid-19 assert. Indeed in the case of abortion the impact is not a statistical one but rather a matter of existential fact and guaranteed consequence, since that is the entire point and intent of the procedure.
Perhaps those on the left who have spent roughly fifty years arguing that bodily autonomy trumps all other considerations, including those of the to-be-child, ought to consider their own hypocrisy. After all an unborn-but-conceived child has no means of self-defense, where a person who might get an airborne virus does, with the exception of institutionalized individuals (nursing home residents, for example) can offer defense of their person in every respect. Said person can refuse to go out at all and refuse to allow anyone to enter their residence, having their groceries and other supplies delivered, they can wear a mask if they wish to protect themselves, such as an N95 or even a P100 or PAPR and they can personally engage in in the use of prophylaxis, such as through vaccination.
Make up your mind folks: Are you only authoritarian when it suits you? And if so please explain why shouldn't you get a shot from those of us who disagree and see your hypocrisy for what it is, particularly when you impose said authoritarian views upon others?