This commentary is not really about abortion — it’s about state-sanctioned vigilante justice. But the law involved is an abortion law, so let me go ahead and get this on the table. Abortion is the most difficult legal issue in American life. People on every side have compelling arguments. I think Roe v. Wade is a fair resolution of an impossible problem.
The Texas legislature, meanwhile, has decided that Roe v. Wade is just a sheet of paper to be lit on fire.
What legislators did to ban most abortions in Texas is — well, I don’t use this word