Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson authored an op-ed for the Deseret News on February 7, 2022, in which she cautioned that the Texas abortion law will likely have unintended consequences should it be allowed to stand, as it could become a model for legislation for a host of contested questions. An excerpt follows:
"...As the country and the courts wait on the Supreme Court to decide whether states can limit abortions prior to viability — the question raised by a second case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — we should consider whether laws pitting one neighbor against another are moral and just in a free society. Whether we vote red or blue, I think we know the answer. Reporting on our neighbors, ratting out people for private activity, has a long history of going sideways. And it doesn’t tend to accomplish what’s intended."
Read the full piece at deseret.com.
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