Pro-Life Irony To Be Tested By US Supreme Court’s Mississippi Case

By Donald A. Collins | 17 December 2021
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The FDA’s approval of sending abortion pills by mail will surely be tested when the Court takes up consideration of the Mississippi abortion law.

The access to these pills will depend on where women live and despite their proven safety anti-choice states and their proponents make the pills availability harder.

Now to my point. Roe is, as the attached December 17th Washington Post article notes “hanging by a thread”. The supreme irony of those against choice is that they assist and accelerate the production of more unwanted pregnancies usually to the women least able to afford and care for them.

You will want to read this outstanding Post article to fully understand the complexity of abortion pills and the attacks of the religious zealots.

Among the many kudos which Biden deserves for his Administration’s conduct to date, the article notes, “The Biden administration on Thursday ended a long-standing restriction on a medication used to terminate early stage pregnancies, even as politicians across the United States intensified efforts that represent the most serious challenge to abortion rights in decades.”

I have what is likely to be a forlorn hope that when reviewing the Mississippi case and the implications for attacking women’s rights and their health, one of these present Justices who are supposed to be anti-choice will realize the importance of Stare decisis and vote to keep Roe/Casey.

By the way, these women who can’t get abortion services if Roe goes down are likely Democrats who will speed the arrival of more minority voters than white voters, which is the real basis for GOP racism and the bottom line issue moving the present GOP leadership.

Immigration limitation, which should have been better regulated by both parties long ago, has turned into another GOP trope, like the oft used term “prolife” which means providing in abundance desperately poorer lives for many women who want to defer pregnancy.

And now after nearly 50 years of the good but of course not perfect Roe—what is perfect in this world?—but which by the way which works quietly and extremely safely and effectively, we have religious zealot Judges incapable of seeing through the fog of their orthodoxy to help our least able not have babies they don’t want.

The new FDA ruling is also in need of improvement as the Washington Post article explains, but as the SC approaches its consideration of abortion banning, we would hope a majority will vote to avoid the stench that Justice Sonia Soto-Mayor predicted for a SC ban on safe legal mostly early abortions and keep Roe as law.

Sick, sick, sick!! Sexism against women is another virulent form of racism!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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