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Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:04 AM

It appears the impeachment fever on the Potomac has broken, but it may not have come in time to save the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – The Dec. 1 arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a Mississippi abortion case, coupled with a ruling in a different abortion case from Texas, have seasoned court observers predicting that major changes in abortion policy are coming. While the particulars of each case matter, two overarching observations suggest states will be able to substantially regulate – if not ban – abortions as early as next summer for the first time since 1973. The first observation is that a majority of the same court that decreed abortion is a constitutional right back in 1973 is comfortable with a Texas law that bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. This new Sept. 1 law more than halved abortions in Texas, our nation’s second most populous state. A court committed to continuing its 1973 standard would not allow such a significant variance. The second observation is that the Dec. 1 arguments made clear that a majority of the court is uncomfortable with current vague standards (phrases like viability and undue burden are the core of current edicts), suggesting the whole issue may be upended and sent to the states for unique policy prescriptions reflecting the will of the people in those 50 separate jurisdictions. While we may not know the specifics of the decision until summer, it is not too early to begin to consider what might be different in Indiana and beyond when this potentially landmark ruling is handed down. First, if Roe v. Wade and its subsequent cases are struck down, abortion policy will drastically change.
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  • Biden on Uvalde massacre: 'Where is our backbone?'
    “As a nation we have to ask, when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? Where in God's name is our backbone? Why are we willing to live with this carnage? These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in the world. Why?”- President Biden, reacting to the slaughter of 19 kids & 2 teachers in Uvalde, Tex. Democratic Senate nominee Thomas McDermott Jr., said, “Todd Young has done nothing since Sandy Hook. Young has done nothing since Pulse, Parkland, Indianapolis, Buffalo, and now Uvalde – and thousands of Americans have lost their lives. As we grieve the loss of our students and teachers in Texas, Todd Young is sitting in his office collecting donation after donation from the NRA to keep the status quo – all while wishing for thoughts and prayers in hollow statements. Senator, it’s time to act or get out of Washington for those – like me – who do want to stop this violence and save our loved ones’ lives.” 
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