SCOTUS Greenlights '15 Years to Procreate' Law
Immediately after the Supreme Court issued a controversial ruling on Tuesday clearing the way for an Arkansas law that blocks medication-induced abortions, the high court announced sexual intercourse for consenting adults under the age of 29 and over the age of 44 will no longer be permitted in the state Arkansas.
The order will take effect in mid-August.
Arkansas passed the “15 Years to Procreate” legislation in 2016, just a year after the GOP-controlled state House approved legislation banning abortions induced by medication.
SCOTUS wasn’t expected to take up the case against the sexual intercourse ban until early next year. A source familiar with the matter said Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch pressured conservative judges on the Court to “piggyback the two cases.”
According to the source, Gorsuch told Justice Clearance Thomas, “It’s disgusting that people fornicate. If I had my way, I’d block the whole, gosh-darn fornication thing….and not just for 15 years.”
The court upheld the anti-sex law in a five to four split on partisan lines. In her dissent, a clearly frustrated jurist Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote, “It is with great consternation that the Supreme Court of these United States will actively manage our citizen’s sexual activities. My male colleagues who voted for this nonsensical decision would have done better to abstain…..since that is clearly what they do between the sheets.”