No institution is perfect as the racist murderer majority justices apparently are about to prove.
Read Justice Alito’s draft story here:
The 67-page opinion declared Roe was “egregiously wrong and deeply damaging.”
— Sadie Gurman (@sgurman) May 3, 2022
Two earlier decisions namely Dred Scott and separate but equal stand out as especially evil (read below) but killing Roe/Casey ranks as uniquely evil as it ignores the 49 years of precedence (Stare decisis)!
You can read about those two terrible decisions here:
Dred Scott: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott
Separate but equal: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/plessy-v-ferguson
That 70 percent of us are against overruling Roe apparently is not important to these soon to be fetal tissue lovers.
You can be sure, when saving fetal tissue is judged more important than saving the lives of women, their zealotry will be on full display, arguing that the 15 weeks is plenty of time for choice and the fact that most women obtain abortions in the first third of the 36 weeks of pregnancy.
They are furthermore extreme hypocrites in pretending that they are following a secular reasoning when in fact they are simply following their personal religious beliefs.
These are not secular arguments but rather the imposition of religious beliefs on all of us. Richer women will always get safe abortions as was true before Roe. But the cost of abortions is far from being only measured in money but a highly personal emotional one for which the decision should only be a woman’s with advice from her doctor.
That the Supreme Court now has 6 Catholics makes the sad case they rule for the Pope not the American people they were selected to serve. Read here the facts.
The reason #Republicans don't want to rely on justices of protestant faith lies in the structure of Protestantism. In contrast to Roman Catholicism, it has far more democratically governing bodies.#AbortionBan #SupremeCourt https://t.co/9c2JrsDCyN
— The Globalist (@theglobalist) September 18, 2021
This article makes these telling conclusions.
Rendering justice ultimately calls for a secular view of the judicial branch in modern democracies.
On September 7, the Supreme Court of Mexico, a largely Catholic country, ruled that criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional.
As Ana Margarita Rios Farjat, one of three female justices on the court, wrote, “I’m against stigmatizing those who make this decision, which I believe is difficult to begin with, due to moral and social burdens. It shouldn’t be burdened as well by the law.”
Martin Luther King said, “Justice is love in calculation.” Viewed in that frame, justice is not based on Christian, Judaic, Islamic or Buddhist love – it is human love, “in calculation”.
And that calculation is the process of judicial thinking that must, as the U.S. founders intended, remain free of any “established religion.”
Within that freedom, the rule of law should prevail in a secular society whose government at every level, unlike that of Texas, takes responsibility for its actions.
The U.S. is a bit more than 20% Roman Catholic, but the Supreme Court would become two-thirds Catholic if Amy Coney Barrett is nominated and confirmed. At the same time, Joe Biden would become only the second Catholic president if he is elected. https://t.co/IeQ1OJmLG2
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) September 26, 2020
The stench of such a decision as Justice Sotomayor proclaimed will be truly perverse. It took decades til 1954 to reverse the separate but equal decision in 1896. We are still struggling with achieving racial justice, which another cosmically bad decision won’t help.
My enormous disgust with any Justice (an ironic title for a murderer) who votes to consign women to this unnecessary trauma will be shared by most voters who will never forgive such behavior!
The Donald J. Trump legacy lives on! He pushed the new three zealots to confirmation, as earlier the then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stymied a moderate, Judge Merrill Garland’s nomination by Obama.
The fact that the GOP has been morally, racially, and financially corrupted and the Supreme Court has been turned into a Catholic proxy group means that 2 of the most important institutions in our democracy have been maimed. Only responsible citizens can bring about a restitution of law and order envisioned (but far from guaranteed) by our founders.
Is this possible decision a precursor to attacks against contraception? Speaking of precedence several cases of heroics for contraceptive choice stand out. The bravest cases I know about were brought and won by my friend Bill Baird who never got the credit he deserved for his prescience.
Read about only part of his lifetime efforts for abortion choice here.
Read this astonishing portrait by Myra Macpherson of abortion-rights pioneer Bill Baird, who is today ‘half-blind, broke, in poor health’ and largely forgotten by those whom he helped secure ‘freedoms that, in the age of Trump, they are dangerously… https://t.co/NVwxg1FbEF
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) October 7, 2019
And then there is the important Griswold vs Connecticut case: Read here.
Remember, Voters in our fragile democracy, “Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Liberty.”
“What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”: https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
“We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”: https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
“From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”: https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
Supreme Court that rarely leaks does so with Roe v. Wade draft
Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Ban In Contrast With Texas
Bill Baird and supporters demonstrate outside St Patrick’s cathedral on behalf of abortion freedom (2 October 1972)
How The GOP Ended Up Hating Abortion | AJ+