With the temporary hold on the abusive Texas Abortion law as the result of the action to do so by an Austin Texas Federal judge, we anxiously await the review by our ideologically unprincipled Supreme Court which mistakenly voted 5 to 4 to allow the Texas law to go into effect pending its review of a pending Mississippi case which would kill Roe. Read about the hold here.
Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas law that has halted most abortions in the state https://t.co/3KZCu3DiHi
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 7, 2021
A majority of Americans watch horrified at the dissolution of our democracy as shown by the behavior of the non-governing, obstructive GOP, whose main policy so far has been to block any efforts to solve our urgent problems offered by the Biden Administration.
Do we want to fix our ailing infrastructure, deal with climate change or find ways to help our neediest? Apparently not. At least most Democrats want to.
The Trump GOP apparently does not want to, as we find for example, the Republican candidate for Governor in Virginia, a rich former partner in The Carlyle Group, campaigning on “election integrity” with his implication, now totality dismissed by facts, the claim by Trump of election fraud. You can read about Youngkin’s apparent hypocrisy here.
As Virginia election draws near, GOP’s Youngkin continues campaigning on 'election integrity’ https://t.co/DOs5jbQaeW
— Post Local (@postlocal) October 6, 2021
When will these conservative types give up taking American voters as being stupid or uncaring? I guess they will have reason to continue until enough of their core backers give up being stupid about not getting vaccinated and endangering all of our lives.
But back to the SC consideration of abortion.
As Stephen Breyer said at his confirmation as an Associate Justice in 1994 “That’s settled law”.
The moral high ground of the Catholic position on abortion choice—which under our Constitution should be a completely secular medical matter not an ideological plaything—to force women to go back to unsafe backalley providers seems well undermined by the recent reported behavior of RC priests engaging in sexual abuse of children which you can read about here.
Some 216,000 children have been sexually abused by members of the French Catholic clergy since 1950, an independent inquiry has found – It warned that the number could rise to 330,000 when abuse by lay members of the Church was included https://t.co/5faav25XtE pic.twitter.com/w1krGy66oT
— George Roussos (@baphometx) October 5, 2021
Should the SC kill Roe with the Mississippi law, it would be time for the vast numbers of present providers to simply continue to provide and let authorities try to enforce the unenforceable.
Imagine the scenes all around the USA of women and their providers being jailed or sued? It would be chilling to see the undermining of our democracy if one of our three key branches became embroiled in an illegal, inhumane controversy.
Righteous indignation will be too mild a reaction if the SC makes such a flawed decision after 48 years of safe, inexpensive, readily available choice under Roe! It’s akin to Trump and Youngkin claiming the election system is broken when it clearly is not, unless the state laws restricting minority voting get passed in Republican dominated states.
In short is the Court creating a problem when there is no problem, just as instigated by the lying Trump and carried on by his non-governing Republicans?
The solution to the choice issue is clearly simple and inexpensive and practical and legal and constitutionally justified: Solution—only one of the ideologically driven justices votes against adoption of the Mississippi law and leaves Roe in place.
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