Texas passed its much-contested abortion law on Friday, and it appears to be immediately headed to the courts. The hubbub from the pro-late term abortion camp is that the new law in Texas is insane and outrageous. We will see whether the courts uphold it, but to many voters this will look like a law aimed at making abortion “safe, legal and rare.”
But leaving the specifics of the case aside, VM would like to draw our readers’ attention to the tone of the coverage the case is getting in the New York Times:
The bill had come nearly this far before: a version had been brought to the Senate in the previous session of the Legislature, in June, and was killed by State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth, with an 11-hour filibuster that stalled the bill until after the deadline for ending the session. The filibuster became an overnight sensation on Twitter and other forms of social media, with more than 180,000 people viewing the filibuster live online.
Almost immediately, however, Mr. Perry called for another special session to reconsider the bill, resulting in Friday night’s vote.
We advise all party comrades of the new politburo line: filibusters in Washington are evil incarnate. They are the tool of the slavering hyenas of capitalism to block the will of the people. In Texas, however, they represent the noble and legitimate will of the working people and suffering masses. Anybody who is unable to perceive the logical consistency of this principled stand is a petty bourgeois lackey and an enemy of all progressive people. Death to the evil Washington filibusterers and obstructionists! Eternal glory to the filibustering Texan heroine!