As deliberation begins at the Supreme Court this week on the Mississippi abortion law which is only now coming because then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow President Obama’s nominee, DC Circuit Court Judge, Merrick Garland, to be appointed to the Court. You can recall that sad injustice by reading it here.
“As a fig leaf to obscure the hypocrisy of voting on President Trump’s election-year nominee after refusing to vote on President Obama’s in early 2016, Republicans have claimed an historical norm that doesn’t exist.” https://t.co/l91iMZzbER
— The Brookings Institution (@BrookingsInst) September 26, 2020
Current Guttmacher Institute research tells us that “The U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Drop: Once Again, State Abortion Restrictions Are Not the Main Driver”. Read the facts here.
Abortion incidence is just one data point that can’t tell the complete story of #AbortionAccess. All people who need an abortion should be able to get one—free from unnecessary & burdensome restrictions that harm individuals. More in our 2017 analysis. 👇https://t.co/ZVN0o6aysS
— Guttmacher Institute (@Guttmacher) November 24, 2021
Trump was subsequently able to put 3 anti-abortion zealots on the Court who now most people believe will vote to kill Roe, which is saying that since half the yearly US pregnancies are unintended, the revocation of Roe will make those that will occur unsafe.
The morality of the religion these zealots bow to is not enhanced by its history of priestly misbehaviors as the one you can read about here.
Phil Saviano, advocate for survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, dies at 69 https://t.co/B4uJMoIG9F
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 28, 2021
As the obituary in the November 29, 2021 Washington Post tells us, “Phil Saviano, advocate for survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, dies at 69. After recovering from AIDS, he found a new sense of purpose as an activist.”
It is really worth reading the above article, then pondering what these ideologues on the Supreme Court would be doing if they kill Roe.
The history of religious use of myths to gain political power and wealth has never better illustrated than by the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia gives us more history of its abuses here. Does its credibility and the present Roe threat seem slightly bizarre after reading its record of morality here?
I have always hoped for enlightened religious behavior that was open to choice not willful oppression of religious fantasies in a secular republic such as ours which was founded mostly by deists. Our founding fathers certainly did not want religious beliefs to be injected into secular law.
Roe was decided in January of 1973 and has served well in safely providing mostly first trimester abortions in a well-established service network. In short to kill Roe would create a problem where none exists. Does that remind you of the allegations of voter fraud by Trump, again where proven none exists?
I helped produce some time ago a video which got wide national coverage then called “Whose Choice?” in which Sarah Weddington, who argued for Roe before the Supreme Court in 1973 and religious leaders of many faiths including a Catholic priest named Daniel Maguire spoke out for Roe which can viewed on this web site.
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 29, 2021
Trump in his constant selling of fear and hatred on all public issues he encounters has set up the perfect moment for recalculating the future of our democracy at the midterms.
While it is widely expected that the GOP will take control in 2022 of at least one House, the recognition of the true authoritarian goals of Trump and his lying colleagues hopefully might bring some of his present adherents to their senses.
You recall the RCC hierarchy once subjected Galileo to house arrest because he dared to state earth revolved around the sun, not viceversa!
Goodbye To Roe, but perhaps, just perhaps, to some of the power of the GOP which took women down this dreadful alley.
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— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
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