Abortion Goes Back to the People

the Supreme Court finally corrects its historic mistake in Roe v. Wade.

No surprise that I applaud the five jurists that overturned Roe and Casey. Roe had no basis in our Constitution. It was pure legislating from the bench.  Roe was the real “exercise of raw judicial power,” as Justice Byron White put it in dissent in 1973.

Congress had a half-century to pass a law governing abortion. They ducked, as over half the voters in many states do not support abortion.

Trump did one good thing – appointing three conservatives to the high court. Not to mention the dozens to Districts courts where future supremes are most often drawn.

Women’s healthcare is euphemism for Plan B birth control – where neither the man or woman use birth control. I wonder if condom sales will increase now.

I see women carrying signs that read Keep Your Hands Off My Body. They could take that to heart and not allow so many hands on their bodies.

The majority’s decision in Roe was grounded in its view that in 1868, when the 14th Amendment was adopted, abortion was widely restricted throughout the U.S. Therefore, Justice Alito wrote, the right to end an unwanted pregnancy couldn’t be derived from the amendment’s provisions protecting individual liberty and equality from infringement by state governments.

“A right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions. On the contrary, an unbroken tradition of prohibiting abortion on pain of criminal punishment persisted from the earliest days of the common law until 1973,” when Roe was decided, Justice Alito wrote.

6 thoughts on “Abortion Goes Back to the People”

  1. I’m not pro-murdering babies.

    I’m pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.

    I’m pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.

    I’m pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.

    I’m pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn’t mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.

    I’m pro-Melissa who’s working two jobs just to make ends meet and has to choose between bringing another child into poverty or feeding the children she already has because her spouse walked out on her.

    I’m pro-Brittany who realizes that she is in no way financially, emotionally, or physically able to raise a child.

    I’m pro-Emily who went through IVF, ending up with SIX viable implanted eggs requiring selective reduction to ensure the safety of her and a SAFE number of fetuses.

    I’m pro-Jessica who is FINALLY getting the strength to get away from her physically abusive spouse only to find out that she is carrying the monster’s child.

    I’m pro-Vanessa who went into her confirmation appointment after YEARS of trying to conceive only to hear silence where there should be a heartbeat.

    I’m pro-Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.

    I’m pro-Courtney who just found out she’s already 13 weeks along, but the egg never made it out of her fallopian tube so either she terminates the pregnancy or risks dying from internal bleeding.

    You can argue and say that I’m pro-choice all you want, but the truth is:
    I’m pro-life.
    Their lives.
    Women’s lives.

    You don’t get to pick and choose which scenarios should be accepted. It’s not about which stories you don’t agree with. It’s about fighting for the women in the stories that you do agree with and the CHOICE that was made.

    Women’s rights are meant to protect ALL women, regardless of their situation!

    Overturning Roe does not stop abortions, it stops SAFE abortions!

    Abortion is healthcare.

    #roevwade #prochoice #abortion #women #womensrights #mybody #mychoice #mybodymychoice #promedical

    1. You copied and pasted a tired mime. Reversing Roe will have nada to do with what happens in your state and the surrounding states. It may have some effect in other states. I know of none that have zero tolerance for abortion. To be pro-life means that you recognize that the child in the womb is a unique individual, with a beating heart and his or her own DNA, and a right to life all of his or her own.

  2. Yes I did copy and paste… also something I believe to be 100% accurate!
    Yes, thankfully our republican governor, had the sense to make sure our rights are protected! (Even smart enough not to have voted for the 🤡)

  3. I don’t see why people have a problem with abortion being decided by state legislatures in terms of a process. Better than an unelected SCOTUS making law by pulling the “right” out of thin air.

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