Earlier this year, the new Republican-controlled Mississippi legislature passed an abortion bill that would have required any doctor performing abortions in Mississippi to be a board-certified OB-GYN with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Enter “federal supremacy”:
“JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state.
U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect. …
In the order, Jordan wrote: “Plaintiffs have offered evidence – including quotes from significant legislative and executive officers – that the Act’s purpose is to eliminate abortions in Mississippi. They likewise submitted evidence that no safety or health concerns motivated its passage. This evidence has not yet been rebutted.”
OD readers know how these things go in the “Glorious Union.”
In theory, BRA is a “democracy,” but in reality this means that whenever the “majority” of White people in a state try to “democratically” govern themselves in a way that is objectionable to the political class, an unelected federal judge can reliably be found to step in and strike down the reform.
Note: The existence of the Union which made the Roe v. Wade decision possible is the only reason why abortion on demand is still legal in Mississippi. If the Roe decision were ever overturned by the Supreme Court, the Mississippi trigger ban on abortion would immediately go into effect.