Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has declare that banning most legal abortions would not only “empower” women to re-enter the workforce while raising children, but also help them “achieve [their] dreams and goals”by being able to work and having children, saying that “maternity leave and even maternity leave is normal” and that “men and women are sharing family responsibilities better than ever before.” Fitch further argues that Mississippi’s economy has grown to the point where women no longer need the right to choose.
Of course, the fact that the U.S. is one of only six countries with no nationwide paid leave policy, that motherhood is not all women’s “dream and goal,” and the unemployment rate is low. businesses in the state of Mississippi do not. just above the national average, but the state’s economy ranks 37NS beyond 50.
Fitch is the central plaintiff in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Foundation, a case is being heard before the Supreme Court in a transparent attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision in 1973 that gave women the right to make decisions about their own bodies (in this case, the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion without government intervention). So far, the conservative Supreme Court has aligned that Roe may be phased out in the next few weeks or months.
On Thursday night, The Late ShowStephen Colbert weighed in when pointing to Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said in the Court’s comments on the case that “no fundamental matter has changed since the Court’s previous upholding of Roe, and Mississippi’s stated purpose in bringing this case out now is because they want it in front of all the new Republican appointees,” he paraphrased.
Justice Sotomayor then posed a question: “Can this organization survive in the stench?”
“It’s a valid question,” Colbert replied, before pointing to a poll conducted last month that revealed that 60% of Americans support maintaining Roe, while only 27 percent would like to see it overturned.
“It’s more than two against one. So if this isn’t common, why are people saying it will? Well, I don’t want to get too technical, but… what is this… we don’t live in a democracy. Five of the nine Judges appointed by presidents lost the popular vote; The final three were confirmed by a Senate Republican, who now represents 41 million fewer Americans than the Democrats. In fact, Republican senators haven’t represented the majority of the US population since 1996. A lot has changed since 1996. Back then, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Best Director went to Kevin Spacey — and Best Director was Mel Gibson. ”
Then the person kicked: “And the Republicans have their nomination. Gibson/Spacey 2024: Still Better Than Ted Cruz. ”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/colbert-goes-off-on-scotus-over-roe-challenge-we-dont-live-in-a-democracy?source=articles&via=rss ‘We don’t live in a democracy’