If one listens closely to Conservative opposition to health care reform the refrain from Conservatives is that government rather than patients and health care workers will be making health care decisions. Actually one does not have to listen carefully, Conservatives have been shouting this from every rooftop someone will let them climb onto.
In one aspect this turns out to be correct, but not in the way that Conservatives have been preaching. It seems Conservatives want government to micro-manage health care for women. For example here is a law enacted in
Oklahoma along with what the Oklahoma State
Supreme Court said about it.
That right, laws enacted by Conservatives that control the patient-doctor relationship represent the only real government take over of health care. But even in conservative
the laws were roundly and solidly rejected by the courts.
All nine justices on the court joined in the decision involving the abortion-inducing drugs, while eight justices concurred in the ultrasound ruling. Justice Noma Gurich, a former
judge who issued an injunction blocking enforcement of that law in July 2010,
recused herself from the decision. Oklahoma County
Earlier this year, the state Supreme Court halted an effort to grant "personhood" rights to human embryos, citing the same 1992
Supreme Court case. The U.S. Supreme
Court refused to take up the case on appeal. U.S.
And what radical judicial concept did the
Oklahoma justices use to
decide the issue?
The state's highest court determined that lower court judges were right to halt the laws. In separate decisions, the
Supreme Court said the laws, which received wide bipartisan support in the
Legislature, violated a 1992
Supreme Court case. U.S.
Oklahoma court said it has a duty to
"follow the mandate of the Supreme Court on
matters of federal constitutional law." United
Well no wonder Conservatives are upset, they say they revere the Constitution and here it is that the Constitution and Constitutional law turns on them. We imagine the Constitution just has no concept of gratitude towards Conservatives.