Whales are curious and magnificent creatures to behold. Whales travel in pods. They do this to protect each other. That is understandable. The sea holds many things, and not all of them are friendly to whales. Traveling in pods makes it harder for attackers to target any specific whale.
Many animal species have their own unique ways to protect themselves from foes. So do humans. One of the ways we protect ourselves is by having the Department of Justice. It is this Department we put our trust in to uphold the rule of law. And right now we have Merrick Garland, who heads the Justice Department. And he is hard at work – protecting women.
The Department of Justice, led by Garland, has just filed suit against the state of Idaho. Why? Because Idaho has an abortion law set to take effect soon that would make performing most abortions a felony. In the lawsuit, Garland says such a law violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
What is that? This act states that “state hospitals that receive medicare funds are required to provide necessary treatment to patients who arrive at their emergency departments while experiencing a medical emergency.”
For example, if a woman’s health was at risk in Idaho and a doctor there performed an abortion to save her life, said doctor COULD be looking at criminal prosecution. Garland held a Press Conference where he spoke about this in some detail and reiterated his support for women. It is incredible to think this is where we are in 2022, but here we are.
This will ALL be on the ballot in the midterms, and people are noticing. But, for now, at least we have a Justice Department passionately committed to protection for women – and to the rule of law.