Supreme Court Overturns Roe Vs. Wade, Returns Abortion to the States
June 24, 2022
I’ve always been pro-life on abortion, and I’ve never been sexually active (one reason of many: I didn’t want to get pregnant out of wedlock), so I’m not disturbed that Roe V Wade was over-turned.
I’m not sure if abortion pills will still be allowed now, or what the legalities are of that.
Aside from saving the lives of more babies, maybe women will now stop and think more about if, when, and with whom, they have sex.
Too many feminists and liberals went from “abortion should be safe and rare” to some of these scum-buckets BRAGGING on social media about having gotten abortions. Clearly, some women began using abortion as a form of birth control, not as a last resort.
If you’re going to end the human life growing in you because you don’t want it, or you believe it conflicts with your career, you should feel a lot of regret, shame, and humility about it, not go on twitter to scream you’re “proud” of your choice – give me a break.
By the way, only women can become pregnant – not men.
“Transwomen” cannot get pregnant, so this won’t impact those clowns either way.
June 24, 202
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
The opinion is the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades and will transform the landscape of women’s reproductive health in America.
Going forward, abortion rights will be determined by states, unless Congress acts. Already, nearly half of the states have or will pass laws that ban abortion while others have enacted strict measures regulating the procedure.
… The opinion represents the culmination of a decades-long effort on the part of critics of abortion seeking to return more power to the states. It was made possible by a solid six-member conservative majority – including three of Donald Trump’s nominees.
At least 21 states have laws or constitutional amendments already in place that would make them certain to attempt to ban abortion as quickly as possible, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which favors abortion rights. And an additional four states are likely to ban abortions as soon as possible without federal protections.
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Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade centered on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks
June 24, 2022
by Ronn Blitzer
The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively ending recognition of a constitutional right to abortion and giving individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice altogether.
The ruling came in the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican-led state of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the 15-week abortion ban from taking place.
… Alito’s opinion began with an exploration and criticism of Roe v. Wade and its holding that while states have “a legitimate interest in protecting ‘potential life,” this interest was not strong enough to prohibit abortions before the time of fetal viability, understood to be at about 23 weeks into pregnancy.
…The court’s majority took a firmer stance against Roe v. Wade and the subsequent case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, holding “that Roe and Casey must be overruled.” They countered the Roberts concurrence by claiming that such an approach “would only put off the day when we would be forced to confront the question we now decide.”
The court described how the Roe opinion did not specifically explain where the right to abortion came from, rather it provided several areas of the Constitution that might provide such a right. Alito wrote that the Casey decision “did not defend this unfocused analysis,” instead grounding the right in the “liberty” protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The court’s opinion recognized that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause has been found to guarantee certain rights that are not spelled out in the Constitution, but that those rights are “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition.” Abortion, the court said, “does not fall within this category,” as “such a right was entirely unknown in American law” until the late 20th century.
By Evan Simko-Bednarski
June 24, 2022
The US Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade is expected to ban or restrict the procedure for over 40 million women across at least 26 states.
While the high court’s decision to uphold the Mississippi law challenging Roe does not outlaw abortion, it does hand regulatory power to state governments — the majority of which have indicated their intention to make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy.
Three states — Kentucky, Louisiana and South Dakota — had so-called “trigger laws” which kicked in automatically upon Roe’s reversal, banning the procedure immediately in almost all circumstances.
But Missouri became the first state to act Friday following the decision, with its Attorney General filing paperwork “effectively ending abortion in Missouri.”
“With this attorney general opinion, my Office has effectively ended abortion in Missouri, becoming the first state in the country to do so following the Court’s ruling,” AG Eric Schmitt said.
“My Office has been fighting to uphold the sanctity of life since I became attorney general, culminating in today’s momentous court ruling and attorney general opinion. I will continue the fight to protect all life, born and unborn,” he said.
These abortion laws outlaw any pregnancy termination that isn’t required by “medical emergency” when the pregnant woman’s life is in danger.
Anyone who provides or attempts to provide an abortion service will now be charged with a felony, which is punishable by prison time or large fines up to $100,000, depending on the state.
In Idaho, Tennessee and Texas — where abortion is already functionally illegal after six weeks of pregnancy — trigger laws will automatically outlaw abortion 30 days from the decision, according to an analysis by the Guttmacher Institute, a New York-based pro-choice research organization.
…Seven additional states retain pre-Roe abortion bans that now become enforceable again, and several other states are expected to soon pass laws forbidding abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, according to the Guttmacher analysis.
Meanwhile, 16 states and the District of Columbia have explicitly upheld access to abortion as a right.
In New York, under 2019’s Reproductive Health Act, abortion is considered a legal right before a fetus is viable, or in all instances where the health of the mother is at stake.
The disparity of access across the country is expected to lead to deep uncertainty, as women seeking abortions in states where it is criminalized consider traveling to states where the procedure remains legal.
And while most of the laws now on the books criminalizing abortion target doctors and other providers, women seeking abortions may no longer have legal protections either.
“Women are not as protected as they once were,” Carol Sanger, a professor of law and scholar of reproductive rights at Columbia University, told The Post.
“[The decision means] abortion is no longer a right and it may be a crime — states can make it a crime.”
Sanger said it wasn’t clear yet whether a woman living in a state that has outlawed abortion could be held criminally liable if she got an abortion in a state that considers the procedure legal.
“People are going to have to tolerate a lot of uncertainty, and the uncertainty alone will influence what kind of decisions women will make,” she added.
Another legal battle to come in the wake of the Supreme Court decision will center around the abortion pill, the method of choice for the majority of US abortions.
While the pill is banned in states outlawing abortion, the FDA last year made permanent its COVID-era allowances for the pill to be delivered by mail to those seeking to terminate a pregnancy.
June 24, 2022
By Samuel Chamberlain and Natalie O’Neill
Justice Clarence Thomas called for potentially overturning Supreme Court rulings that protect gay marriage and access to birth control in an opinion concurrent to Friday’s landmark decision ending federal abortion rights.
The conservative judge wrote that the court should “reconsider” other cases that fall under the court’s previous “due process” precedents, which include rulings that establish LGBTQ and contraceptive rights.
“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” he wrote.
The 74-year-old justice was referring to a 1965 ruling, Griswold v. Connecticut, that allows married couples to access birth control. He’s also referencing a 2003 ruling, Lawrence v. Texas, that forbids states from outlawing consensual gay sex, and Obergefell v. Hodges, a 2015 decision that established the right to same-sex marriage.
Substantive due process refers to the notion that people have fundamental rights that aren’t specifically established in the constitution.
The same legal argument was also used in Roe v. Wade and its sister case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which in 1992 upheld the right to abortion.
In the opinion Friday, Thomas acknowledged that the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision does not directly affect any rights aside from federal abortion access.
(Link): Mother Entitlement – Selfish, Self-Centered Mothers Complain that They Are Not Getting ENOUGH Mother Worship from Culture, Church, or Family on Mother’s Day and Some Moms Complain About Churches Showing Compassion to Childless Women
(Link): Marcotte (secular, leftwing feminist) on Anyone Choosing To Be a Virgin Until Marriage: “It’s a Silly Idea” – What Progressive Christians, Conservative Christians, Non Christians, and Salon’s Amanda Marcotte Gets Wrong About Christian Views on Virginity
Hmm. How “family friendly” is Disney if they’re doing this?
Is Disney just chasing after (Link): homosexual couples who hire surrogates to pop out babies on their behalf?
If hetero women abort their babies, there may not be a lot of possible, future people (i.e., children) to attend Disney parks, or buy their merchandise, which is largely marketed at children. This move seems rather counter-intuitive to Disney’s cause (getting more customers).