The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday morning, ending the federal right to abortion, and returned the issue to the individual states, where roughly half are expected to limit or ban the procedure altogether.
“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”
This ruling was decades in the making, through legal, political, and cultural advocacy. But oddly, the ruling fell on the 9th Amendment…that civil government and the Constitution exist to protect the interests of persons, not the interests of the government.
The brief puts it like this:
The Court’s use of substantive due process to endorse an unenumerated abortion right or “liberty” interest unknown to the common law has negated the continued enjoyment by persons, and enforcement by States, of a common law fundamental right: to life. [This] contravenes the Ninth Amendment’s injunction against construing enumerated rights “to deny or disparage other rights retained by the people.”
The right to legal abortion still remains, just at the STATE level, not federal. This is the point and why Roe was overturned. If you believe in abortion, the fight is where it has always belonged, at the State level. Keeping the Federal Government out of our business is a good thing.
Opinion: Many are like me, basically pro-life (Catholic upbringing), yet never wanted to stand in the way of a woman, or anyone for that matter, that wants to make a decision about their own body. But, people just had to push the envelope. One wonders if Roe v Wade would still exist if Democrats didn’t sue to have late-term, partial-birth abortions. This is called ‘screwing the pooch’. We all could have had safe, legal, and rare abortions. But that wasn’t good enough, they had to go for cutting open 9-month-old babies.
Whether you are pro-abortion or not, this was the right decision legally. We were lied to by the Roe and Casey justices who told you abortion was a constitutional right. This Court provided proper constitutional grounds and the issue now is where it belongs: in the hands of the People.
Now we get to sit back and watch the shite show that is already happening. We haven’t seen leftists this mad since, well, yesterday. Sadly, it will give many people, including governors such as Virginia’s Glen Younkin enough rope to hang themselves. Youngkin wasted no time tying his own noose as he plans to push legislation to impose stricter limitations, if not attempt an outright ban on abortions in this state.
States like Virginia seem to have a common sense approach, where women can safely get an abortion while offering some limitations such as holding off on late-term unless medically necessary. The smart move would be to leave it alone. But, if you want to touch the third rail, you won’t get any sympathy from the Mirror when the citizens run you off.
On the upside, it looks like the Left suddenly knows what a woman is. Pelosi notes, “A slap in the face to women who will now have ‘less freedom than their mothers”. Funny how quickly they throw out the trans-friendly lexicon. Please don’t cut trans men and nonbinary people out of the conversation today. This is not just a women’s rights issue, anyone who can get pregnant is affected.
Biden notes that Republican appointees to the Supreme Court voted for Roe; does not note that Democratic senators, including him, wanted a constitutional amendment to undo it. Do Democrats even know what the decision in Roe v. Wade was about?
NY Mayor Adams exposes himself as a transphobe…who said men can’t get pregnant????