No Rights for You!
It doesn’t look good for half of the population now that the Supreme Court has formally taken up Mississippi’s case to essentially reverse Roe v Wade. This is the moment the Federalist Society Court has been waiting for. The time has come where Republicans can turn back the clock 50 years and put women back in their place — stuck at home with little input into their own destinies. The case is about outlawing abortion after 15 weeks. Justice Roberts asked, what’s wrong with that? That’s plenty of time to still get your abortion. We wouldn’t be killing Roe v Wade if we still let you kill your baby. 15 weeks is not enough time for teenaged girls who are scared to tell anybody that they’re pregnant and have no idea what to do because they’re too young and immature to be having a baby. Today’s science says that fetal viability is at 23 weeks but more importantly the government should stay the fuck out of women’s private lives. Amy Coney Barrett says what’s the big deal, adoption has always been an option. You don’t need an abortion. You can just drive your newborn over to the nearest fire station and leave it there if you don’t want it. Adoption option!
The Supreme Court is a Catholic Court and Catholics oppose abortion. The only Catholic on the bench who is not like the others is Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She carefully structured her remarks for the history books. She called into question the rights the court is considering giving a pre-person over an actual person. She talked about the state forcing a woman to risk her life in some cases if she was forced to carry a pregnancy full term. The state can force a woman and her baby into poverty by making her have a family when she can’t afford it. Adding an extra mouth to feed AND limited access to the workforce will just make her poorer. By making women have children they don’t want, the state is dictating how much time and attention she’ll be able to devote to civic life. She won’t be able to participate in her own government if she’s totally tapped out at home. The state would be dumbing a woman down if it made higher education less possible for her if she accidentally gets pregnant as a young woman. Sotomayor also asked the other justices to consider the legacy of the court. If they get involved in this and strike down 50 years of precedent, what will that say about them as a politicized court? Striking down Roe v Wade is extremely unpopular with the public. Kavanaugh said so what? The court has done it before.
The Supreme Court will make its final decision in late June or early July of 2022. As it stands now, 20 states are poised to outlaw abortion altogether. All they need is for the Supreme Court to side with Mississippi, the poorest state in the nation who can’t afford any more kids stuck in poverty.
After SCOTUS outlaws abortion, what’s next? Same sex marriage? Inter-racial marriage? If the court turns back the clocks on keeping races separate, Justice Clarence Thomas’s marriage will be illegal.
The Select Committee has voted to hold Trump’s DOJ tool, Jeff Clark, in contempt of Congress. The House will vote next week to refer him for prosecution if he doesn’t show up on Saturday to testify. If he does, he is expected to plead the 5th because he not only has information that the committee is looking for, he was an active participant in the crime. Liz Cheney says the committee is working their way up to Trump. They want to get him under oath where they know he will lie and commit perjury. That’s ironic. The Republicans got Bill Clinton to lie about his private sex life under oath so they could get him on perjury so they could impeach him. Now a Republican is saying she wants to get a president under oath to lie about treason.
Isn’t it ironic — Republicans equate insurrection with the government sticking it’s nose in people’s private sex lives. Same thing.
Chris Christie is out there bitching about Biden doing a bad job of handling covid. That’s ironic. His buddy Trump literally gave him covid which landed him in the hospital in fear for his life.
Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, wrote a book that comes out next week. It’s called “The Chief’s Chief.” He’s being ironic. The publisher is some unknown conservative propaganda network. In it he mentioned that Trump had covid when he showed up at the first debate with Biden on September 29, 2019. Everybody was supposed to provide proof of being tested negative before entering the facility. Trump turned in a fake negative test. He showed up knowing he was positive and thus exposed Joe Biden. He knew he had it 3 days before. After the debate he announced he had it on October 2. He was really sick and lied about it. After the White House announced he had tested positive he was flown off to the hospital the same day. Trump is calling it fake news.
Everybody who got covid at the super spreader garden party that Trump threw for Amy Coney Barrett got it from the president of the United States. It’s a price many of them were willing to pay to get her on the court. We wouldn’t be looking at erasing all of this progress that women have made over the past 50 years if Mitch McConnell hadn’t stopped Obama from seating Merrick Garland, rushed to get Amy Coney Barrett confirmed before Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body was even cold, and ignored the public’s outrage over Brett Kavanaugh. This has been forced upon all of us by the evil Republicans who don’t think that women (or people of color or gays, etc) should have any rights at all.
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