“Judge Alito was the lone dissenter in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey when the case was before the Third Circuit, voting to uphold Pennsylvania’s spousal notification requirement. In callous disregard of battered women who would be affected by the statute, Alito wrote separately from the majority to express his support for the law, which would have required Pennsylvania women to notify their husbands prior to obtaining an abortion. The Supreme Court later ruled the spousal notification provision unconstitutional, holding that a state cannot give a man control over his wife, . . .”
Their fabrications and distortions, most notably, the bit about the “callous disregard of battered women”, are explained by Verity at Southern Appeal who writes:
2. The “in callous disregard of battered women,” is an outright lie. The statute at issue provided an exception, providing that notice is not required if: “The woman has reason to believe that the furnishing of notice to her spouse is likely to result in the infliction of bodily injury upon her by her spouse or by another individual.”
Read the whole thing. Way to go, Planned Parenthood – using outright lies to scare women into not supporting this nomination. Here’s a suggestion: why don’t you gals at PP try honesty for a change? It’d be incredibly refreshing.