This is a form of government not of, by and for the people, but one against the people. This is the government the Republican Party, the Supreme Court it built, and Trump are delivering.
The doctor didn’t make up a story to justify being against Dobbs; it’s the other way around. There are way too many stories to tell that justify being against Dobbs.That is why medical and human rights experts are against it.
While the celebration of Title IX was certainly planned ahead of the release of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision nonetheless colored the discussion of the important legislation that advanced women on the basketball court, among other social arenas.,
We have to recognize that the Supreme Court is now currently operating not just as an enabler of domestic terrorism in America but rather as a chief terrorist organization and a chief purveyor of anti-intellectualism in American culture.
President Biden warned Republican state and local officials not to block a woman's right to travel to get an abortion.
All of these issues—women’s right to choose, gun control, the rights of people to love how they want and marry whom they want, and much more—depend on one issue: democracy.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will be sworn in to serve on the United States Supreme Court, has addressed the recent leaked draft opinion that indicates the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that allows women to make choices about their reproductive health without excessive government restriction.
Less attention has been given, in discussions and analysis in the media, to the actual text of Alito’s opinion, especially the heinous cultural assumptions and curiously faulty historical analysis and reasoning
Republican Senator Susan Collins called the police after concerned citizens left a message in chalk outside of her home urging her to protect women's rights.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet that Biden supports the peaceful choice protests, but condemns any violence, threats, or vandalism.
Former Vice President Mike Pence lashed out at Vice President Kamala Harris after she vowed to fight for abortion rights. Pence issued his remarks as he toured an ultrasound clinic belonging to the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanberg, South Carolina.
An enraged Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that America is tired of hearing from extremists and they are ready to fight to keep abortion legal.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT ) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that Congress must codify Roe v. Wade, and blow up the filibuster if necessary to make it happen.
For whom does the hangman need to come for moderate and conservative Democrats to care?
Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that if efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade are successful, then the ruling would effectively destroy public perception of the Supreme Court.
Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?” Sotomayor as oral arguments begin in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “I don’t see how it is possible.”
Donald Trump‘s presidency was impactful in many ways. His most long lasting actions, though, might be in the courts. Not only did he place 3 Conservative justices on the Supreme Court, he appointed Republican judges all over the United States.
And red states have been pushing lately to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Tate Reeves, the Mississippi governor appeared on CNN this weekend to talk about the efforts.
Reeves told Jake Tapper, “For people such as myself that are pro-life, I believe that the Supreme Court made a mistake [by upholding abortion rights] in the 1970s. But that’s not the issue at stake that is before the court, hopefully when the arguments are heard sometime in the fall.”
The red state governor continued:
“The fact is we know so much more in America today about the formation of young [fetuses] in the womb than we did when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. And what we know now, Jake, is that we know that the heart partially formed at 15 weeks. We know that the [fetus] in the womb is practicing breathing. We know that most internal organs have started to form and we believe that child is viable outside the womb.”
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said President Joe Biden and his administration remain “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade regardless of the outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court case that could undermine the landmark abortion rights legislation.
Although Psaki did not specifically mention the Supreme Court in her statement, she criticized how “the right to health care, the right to choose, have been under withering and extreme attack, including through draconian state laws” over the last few years.
“And the president and the VP are devoted to ensuring that every American has access to health care, including reproductive health care, regardless of their income, ZIP code, race, health insurance status or immigration status,” she added. “As such, the president is committed to codifying Roe regardless of the… outcome of this case.”
You can listen to Psaki’s statement in the video below.
After Supreme Court takes up case about Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, Psaki says President Biden is "committed to codifying" Roe v. Wade as law regardless of the case's outcome https://t.co/efnmUGH0mw pic.twitter.com/kZBDQi1Os4
Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked Amy Coney Barrett if she thought Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, and Trump’s SCOTUS nominee refused to answer.
Feinstein asked, “On something that is really a major cause with a major effect on over half of the population of this country who are women, after all, it’s distressing not to get a straight answer. So let me try again. Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that Roe was wrongly decided?”
Barrett dodged, “Senator, I completely understand why you are asking the question, but, again, I can’t pre-commit or say yes I’m going in with some agenda because I’m not. I don’t have any agenda. I have no agenda to try to overrule Casey. I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”
Feinstein pressed, “Well, what I’m — as a person I don’t know if you will answer this one, either. Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that roe can and should be overturned by the Supreme Court?”
Barrett wouldn’t answer, “Well, I think my answer is the same because, you know, that’s a case that is litigated, it could — you know, its contours could come up again, in fact, do come up. They came up last term before the court.”
Amy Coney Barrett refuses to answer when asked if she thinks Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. pic.twitter.com/k8WbaVR5Vb
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 13, 2020
It speaks volumes that Barrett wouldn’t even given the standard boilerplate answer that Roe v. Wade is settled law.
Trump and his party have been trying to run the ruse that Barrett is going to be a neutral umpire who will judge the cases before her on a constitutional standard. The reality is that Barrett has already made up her mind on cases that range from Obamacare to Roe v. Wade, and voting rights.
Sen. Feinstein blew the lid off the sham. Republicans are in rush to get Barrett confirmed because they are on the verge of getting wiped out at the ballot box in a few weeks, so they want to install their unpopular ideology on the highest court in the land before they are asked to leave power.
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President Donald Trump, whose testing positive for coronavirus has dominated the headlines over the last week, sought to bring attention back to a possible Supreme Court battle between Democrats and Republicans after his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, said he would advance legislation to protect Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that permits women to have abortions if they choose.
“Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest. He also wants to PACK our great United States Supreme Court,” Trump wrote. “This is what the Dems will do. Remember as they try changing positions before elections end. GET OUT AND VOTE!”
Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest. He also wants to PACK our great United States Supreme Court. This is what the Dems will do. Remember as they try changing positions before elections end. GET OUT AND VOTE!
Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, hid her participation in an ad calling for the overturn of Roe v. Wade.