Leftists are in a twist over the inevitable ruling to overturn Roe vs. Wade. The landmark verdict said the constitution protects a woman’s right to have an abortion, without government interference.
It was a problematic decision from the get-go. Even the iconic liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t very fond of the Roe vs Wade ruling.
The New York Times quotes:
The ruling, [Ginsburg] noted in a lecture at New York University in 1992, tried to do too much, too fast — it essentially made every abortion restriction in the country at the time illegal in one fell swoop — leaving it open to fierce attacks.
“Doctrinal limbs too swiftly shaped,” she said, “may prove unstable.”
Of course, Ginsburg was dedicated to the right to kill an unborn baby. She just disagreed with the structure of the decision. However, her opinion does support the overall claim that the decision is faulty at its core. Now that a Mississippi law challenges Roe vs. Wade, we have the opportunity to overturn the verdict once and for all.
It’s important to note that the Mississippi law doesn’t strike down all abortions.
As the NY Times explains:
The Mississippi law makes most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy, about two months earlier than Roe and later decisions allow. Most experts estimate fetal viability to be about 24 weeks.
The law was enacted in 2018 by the Republican-dominated Mississippi Legislature but never went into effect because of an immediate legal challenge that led to a federal appellate court blocking its enforcement.
The law bans abortions if “the probable gestational age of the unborn human” is determined to be more than 15 weeks, with narrow exceptions for medical emergencies or “a severe fetal abnormality.”
The state says that the fetus has made important physiological developments by 15 weeks, and that abortions are riskier to the mother at this stage of pregnancy.
These arguments have been waged for decades. And the addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the court certainly energized conservatives who want abortion to stop being the answer to contraception. Thus, it’s no surprise that the court has Roe vs. Wade in its sights. What is surprising is that a preliminary opinion was leaked! As if nothing, not even the Supreme Court, is sacred anymore.
But leftists certainly didn’t get what they wanted out of this leak. They hoped to rattle the court, and push the justices into changing their minds. Instead, the justices are standing up against the leak. In fact, Chief Justice John Roberts called the leak “absolutely appalling.” Especially considering that a Supreme Court leak last happened in 1971. And Justice Thomas, who isn’t scared to be the one opinion of dissent, said, “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into give you the outcomes you want.” He then added, “the events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”
Justice Thomas Won’t be Bullied
Justice Thomas is rightfully worried that respect for institutions is eroding, fast. Thomas is a long-time critic of Row vs. Wade. But he now adds his criticism of the upcoming generations.
The court’s longest-serving justice said he also worried about a “different attitude of the young” that might not show the same respect for the law as past generations did. “Recent events have shown this major change,” [Thomas] said.
Justice Thomas is right. Our society is now filled with disrespect and disregard. And Democrats have more than just allowed leftism to infect the young; they practically demanded it. Just consider their core values.
We aim to protect our nation. Leftists aim to destroy it. We work to maintain border security, leftists roll out the red carpet for drug dealers, crime lords, and gangsters. We promote a healthy economy, they destroy it with a scamdemic and record-breaking inflation. And worst of all, they don’t like the chosen leader of our country, so they cheat him out of the job.
However, that doesn’t mean SCOTUS will be berated into submission.
Ironically, one CNN contributor argues that Justice Thomas is being a hypocrite, namely because his wife is a Trump supporter.
The author writes about the 2020 election: