Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

According to Politico on Monday:

“The Supreme Court (already) voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by” the publication.

More on what’s apparently coming below.

On January 22, 1973 by a 7 – 2 majority, the Warren Berger Supreme Court made Roe v. Wade the law of the land.

Writing for the majority, Justice Harry Blackmun said the following:

“(T)he attending physician, in consultation with his patient, is free to determine, without regulation by the state, that, in his medical judgment, the patient’s pregnancy should be terminated.”

Majority justices cited the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments that protect an individual’s “zones of privacy.”

They’re “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”

Nearly half a century ago, the US Supreme Court included the following justices, along with Chief Justice Berger:

William O. Douglas

William J. Brennan Jr.

Potter Stewart 

Byron White

Thurgood Marshall 

Harry Blackmun

Lewis F. Powell Jr. 

William Rehnquist

White and Rehnquist alone voted against Roe v. Wade.

No current High Court justices approach the stature of Marshall, Brennan and Douglas.

Michael Parenti earlier called the Supreme Court the “autocratic branch” of government.

Appointed for life, justices have great power for good or ill.

Most often they support power and privilege over the general welfare, including what benefits corporate America.

Throughout US history, most justices comprised “the activist bastion of laissez-faire capitalism,” Parenti explained.

White House and public pressure alone got most justices to accept New Deal legislation.

Post-1960s courts reverted to form:

Along with making it harder to prove discrimination, they weakened Miranda rights, diluted Roe v. Wade, weakened unreasonable searches and seizures, and turned a blind eye to illegal surveillance.

In 1976, they reinstated barbaric capital punishment.

They largely support economic inequality, granted more executive power to the president, and sided with business against labor and victims of corporate malfeasance.

And now, Roe v. Wade’s demise approaches.

Writing for the Court’s majority, Politico quoted Alito, saying:

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start (sic).”

“Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences (sic).”

“And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey enflamed debate and deepened divisions.”

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled (sic).” 

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives (sic).”

“(A) right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the nation’s history and traditions.”

In the 1992 Casey ruling, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy and Davis Souter warned that the court would pay a “terrible price” if overruled Roe, adding:

“An entire generation has come of age free to assume Roe‘s concept of liberty in defining the capacity of women to act in society, and to make reproductive decisions; no erosion of principle going to liberty or personal autonomy has left Roe’s central holding a doctrinal remnant.”

For the first time, a draft High Court Ruling was disclosed before officially announced.

Reportedly, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett voted with Alito to overturn Roe.

Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

At this time, it’s unclear which side Chief Justice Roberts supports.

Politico said it “received a copy of the draft opinion,” adding:

Advance disclosure “comes as all sides in the abortion debate are girding for the ruling.”

The draft Politico received may be amended before officially made public.

While highly unlikely, one or more justices might change his or her vote.

In their current term begun last October, final arguments were heard last week.

According to its website:

“In May and June, the Court sits only to announce orders and opinions.” 

“The Court recesses at the end of June.”

A Final Comment

On Tuesday, the Center for Public Integrity said the following:

“The US Supreme Court drafted a majority opinion that would reverse 50 years of reproductive rights protections and overturn Roe v. Wade, Politico reported last night.”

“It will trigger immediate bans on abortion in 22 states, forcing women to carry a pregnancy and give birth with no exception even for rape and incest in many places.” 

“Those affected would represent 42% of women of child-bearing age in the US.”

The draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, also challenges the constitutionality of decisions that guaranteed the right to contraception, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage…”

It “open(s) the door for individual states to determine who is allowed fundamental human rights in our country.” 

“That includes individual states where women are being arrested for having a miscarriage.”

“Math textbooks are being banned for including multicultural references, and teachers are being investigated for talking about the country’s history of segregation.”

A darker time than already will follow the expected Court ruling on Roe — reversing what’s been the law of the land for nearly half a century.

3 thoughts on “Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Add yours

  1. Abortion isn’t going anywhere. The big money behind the GOP knows full well that if they were ever deemed to be responsible for getting abortion completely banned it’d be the total death knell of the GOP.

    All the GOP truly cares about is militarism, tax breaks for millionaires and the Fortune 500, attacking labor unions, and deregulating business and industry.

    This was a calculated leak by the corporate Dems to shore up their voting base this November via fear tactics. All the Dems represent anymore is gonadal ID politics. They threw face-diapers on kids and didn’t lift a finger for Medicare-for-All, nor did they raise the minimum wage to a family supporting living wage; this lack of action by these supine Dems destroyed their base.

    And oh yeah, every member of the fraud squad voted in favor of handing billions of dollars to the Russophobic Ukie fascists.

    Like

  2. Mr Lendman

    My first reaction was
    it will now give VP Harris something to do..!

    As she is totally Worthless
    up until now..!

    Hope she doesn’t suddenly break out laughing like a hyena

    She’s such a freak…

    SIMILAR TO A MORON
    WHO LAUGHS AT NOTHING…!

    UNLIKE BLOODY HILLARY…

    SHE LAUGHS AT COLD BLOODED MURDER..

    Kamala so ” awkward ”

    Dirty Joe’s wifey-pooh
    Even openly saying

    “Sure wished Joe had picked
    a person who hasn’t attacked him..!”

    LOL

    BTW…his wife would make a better President …!

    HAHAHA

    Hey maybe she is the
    Easter Bunny…!

    THE POINT

    All the gains made in the 60s
    During the the Dynamic Growth

    Of Capitalism.

    ( This in 71 )

    Now being stripped away in the Decline..

    The Simple basic Human Right
    For a Women to Control her own body..

    Every European country

    Across Canada, S.America
    Asia and Africa

    And 98% of the World
    Allow that right.

    Actually it’s covered in the Constitution

    First by “Pursuit of Happiness”
    And by Roe vs Wade in 1971.

    I very much support it
    Always have from Day One

    Seems like a Fuxing No Brainer to me.

    I actually enjoy the Contradictions

    Very intelligent people
    ( The Smartest )

    Who resist wearing a
    bullshit mask..

    Or forced vaccination

    Their Strong and Rightful
    Demand..

    ” We have a Right to Control Our Own Bodies..!”

    Gottdamn Right You Do..!

    Read the Nuremberg Code..

    Written for a Reason, huh…?

    EIN So.. you’d think these people who are hip to reality

    Could make the leap..!
    Sadly, my results offer no such “Osmosis” or “cognitive Sparks”

    LOL

    I would like to second your lists of the best modern Justices

    Brennan
    Douglas
    Marshall

    ===========
    Two Free Throws:

    1)..The Ancillary battle
    The Court is gonna get packed

    Like FDR attempted..

    Going for 12 or 15 even.

    Interestingly,
    Late Roman Empire…

    300 to 400 AD
    All the Institutions got packed as well

    Centuries of political persuasions and machinations

    Concretized in Silly Putty.

    2)…The Neo Cons have a tiger by the Tail…

    Dumbass Dems finally backed into 1 winner..After 20 losers..!

    There is no force on Earth
    That can stop Women..!

    None.
    Never Will be..!

    Women organized under their own bannner.

    Their own Agenda..

    Independent and in control of the Apparatus..

    Cannot be Stopped..?
    They’ll beat you.

    Women Organized..
    Will Shake the World!

    Like

Leave a Reply to Brad+KahnuI...om Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: