It is 1130 at night and the temp is 109…..it is as miserable as the most recent SCOTUS decision.
The media now has new fodder for their angst…..the shooting in Uvalde has run its course and now the Supreme Court has given them lots of ammo for the next few weeks.
The old farts on the Court have made it mandatory that women become mothers……that women have NO control over their lives unless men say they can……Roe v Wade is now a thing of the past to be taught in history books if the GOP allows it.
Roe v. Wade is no more. The Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that protected abortion rights nationwide in a decision released Friday, reports the AP. The ruling is in sync with a draft opinion that was leaked in May. It’s now up to individual states to decide whether abortions can be provided, and under what restrictions. The New York Times expects the ruling to lead to “all but total” abortion bans in about half the states. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts filed a separate opinion, per SCOTUSblog, in which he agreed with the decision to uphold Mississippi’s abortion law (the case in question) but said he would have preferred “a more measured course” that stopped short of overturning Roe.
- Majority: “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” wrote Alito, referring also to Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 case that affirmed the Roe decision. “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.”
- And more: “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division,” wrote Alito, per the Washington Post. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
- Dissent: “With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent,” wrote justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in a joint dissent.
The case out of Mississippi is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392
Here is the statement issued by “Tater Twat” the governor of Mississippi……
RESS RELEASE) – “Mississippi has led the nation to overcome one of the greatest injustices in the history of our country. Our state’s historic case before the United States Supreme Court was the catalyst for overturning Roe v. Wade and has made the nation safer for children than it was just a few short hours ago.
Let’s be clear: this decision will directly result in more hearts beating, more strollers pushed, more report cards given, more little league games played, and more lives well lived. It is a joyous day! Tomorrow, we will wake to a new world, enthusiastically prepared to take on the challenges ahead and to take every step necessary to support mothers and children.
We must remember that our work is not yet over. The pro-life movement must dedicate itself to ensuring mothers and their babies receive the support they both need during pregnancy and after.
Despite what some may claim, Mississippi’s objective was never simply to win a court case – it’s been to create a culture of life across the country.
Our state seeks to be pro-life in every sense of the word – supporting mothers and children through policies of compassion and working to ensure that every baby has a forever family that loves them.
Mississippi will work relentlessly to accomplish these goals and will continue to build a culture that supports mothers and children, valuing the inherent dignity of every individual. This is our new pro-life agenda.
I applaud the Supreme Court Justices for their courage in issuing this well-reasoned decision. It took bravery to stick to the courage of their convictions, especially amidst an unprecedented leak that was aimed at threatening the integrity of the Court, an assassination attempt, riot threats, and attacks on churches and pregnancy centers. No matter one’s party or ideology, we should all be able to condemn these acts.
I pray that Americans will come together, listen to one another, and debate this issue peacefully. Only by moving beyond our divisions and having respectful conversations can we begin to heal this nation’s wounds.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. This win has been achieved thanks to the tireless efforts of so many over decades. Thank you to the lawyers who argued this case for us, passionate citizens who pushed this issue for years, and those who prayed for this day for many decades. I urge my fellow Mississippians to rejoice today and keep praying as the work is not done.
It was always about winning a court case!
The lives of Mississippians will NOT improve as Reeves predicts….but that is okay for he is a Repub and that is all that matters (sarcasm)
Women need to let this go and formulate a new plan of action….bitching about the ruling will change NOTHING.
There is work to be done…..get to it!
But do not take your eyes off the issues for the GOP is not finished removing our rights as citizens….they will be coming and we need to be ready!
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“lego ergo scribo”
18 thoughts on “Farewell Roe v Wade”
This is the first volley in a radical republican-led plan to shred the Constitution and to rewrite it in terms of a radical right wing oligarchy headed by a dictator figure who will govern by decree using the so called “New Constitution” (which will be so ambiguous that nobody will be able to interpret it) as the basis for his or her Orwellian fiats. This is the first volley in their battle to replace democracy in the United States with something more resembling the government of Adolph Hitler in Germany. They have been operating from his playbook for awhile now and are getting bolder all the time. The next targets will be gay rights and then contraceptive rights and then the entirety of the Bill of Rights.
Looks that way…I will be writing along those lines next week…..chuq
Looking forward to it.
Yea about time. States Rights Washington Bites. Tear down the Lincoln monument like the damned Yankees tore down Confederate monuments.
I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear of it.
Probably not but I think it will be awhile before anything gets to SCOTUS chuq
I should sent them this…
LOL Good one….thanx chuq
What’s next, I wonder? Right to protest? Right to same sex marriage? There will be a list, for sure.
Best wishes, Pete.
BDS will go to the court….same sex is already in the GOP sights….chuq
Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
Indeed!! I’m so glad I’m in my 70’s … this fight is for those ‘coming up’! I commend them!! … “Women need to let this go and formulate a new plan of action ,.. bitching about the ruling will change NOTHING. There is work to be done … get to it!
THanx for the re-blog….I hope you have a great Saturday…..chuq
I wish I knew who to credit, but yesterday I read something like (paraphrased) “Life now begins at fetal heartbeat and ends in a grade school shooting”. I am not sure where the fight will lead us now, but the battle has begun – again. It has never been about protecting unborn babies. I almost choked when I read “more strollers pushed”. People who cannot afford to feed their children won’t be pushing any strollers. It is past time to extract religion from our government underpinnings. To say I am disgusted is a vast understatement.
I agree and like I said there needs to be a new plan….this old one ended in disaster…..I will be writing on that thought next week. chuq
Yes, we cannot sit idly by.
Agreed but these protests now are too late the damage is done…..start a new movement and play the long game….stop reacting start acting. chuq
I agree with you.