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.