Big points to Judge Mitch Perry of the Jefferson County Circuit Court in Kentucky for doing what should be done in regard to this debate:
His July 22 ruling extended that order, saying there is “a substantial likelihood” that the new abortion ban violates “the rights to privacy and self-determination” protected by the state constitution, the Associated Press reported.
But he also assumed that the laws are based on sectarian doctrine.
“The General Assembly is not permitted to single out and endorse the doctrine of a favored faith for preferred treatment,” Perry wrote. “By taking this approach, the bans fail to account for the diverse religious views of many Kentuckians whose faith leads them to take very different views of when life begins.”
Perry said there is “nothing in our laws or history that allows for such theocratic based policymaking.”
Exactly. The First Amendment, Freedom of Religion, and Separation of Church and State are based on the fact that a lot of early Americans came here for religious freedom. In other words, not to have the government, or anybody else, tell them how to practise their relgious beliefs.
This also gets down to what pro-choice means:
Don't have an abortion if you are against them, but don't tell someone else what to do with their body.
The founders were for a secular society because they didn't want a bunch of Catholics telling them What the Fuck to do in regard to religion.
The Catholics on the Supreme Court should admit to that fact.