We told you that the Supreme Court will try to kill Roe v. Wade and more, but you don’t listen

I’m almost 100% surprised by the draft opinion reversal Roe v. Wadeauthor of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, was leaked to Politico.

I’m not just surprised – I’ve predicted it several times in this publication. And not just me, of course, but everyone in my profession. Overturned Roe within the platform of the Republican Party. That’s the main criterion the Federalist Association, which is funded by religious extremists, uses to select Supreme Court justices for Donald Trump. Along with discrimination, it promoted the Right of Religion to enter politics 50 years ago and vote Republican ever since.

So yeah, we’ve all told you this is inevitable. And now it’s here.

But “you” — I mean the majority of voters who say women have control over their bodies — didn’t listen. The Supreme Court ranked last on Democratic concerns in 2016, while it came in first on Republican issues. Even after the unprecedented and appalling treatment of judicial candidate Merrick Garland, many centrist voters don’t care and some leftist voters don’t think it’s enough to vote for Hillary Clinton. .

So we have Judges Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett, and now, if this draft becomes majority opinion, we’re done. Roe v. Wade.

But that was only the beginning of the end. If the draft’s reasoning becomes majority opinion – and it should be emphasized that this is by no means guaranteed, as it is a draft and subject to objections from other judges – it also applies. same for Obergefell v. Hodgesprovides that all marriages (including my same-sex marriage) are protected by the Constitution, to Lawrence and Texasassumes that all intimate (including same-sex) sexual activities are the same, and to Griswolds v. ConnecticutThe same goes for the right to access contraceptives.

“What can libertarians do now? Not much. Too late.”

All of these cases suggest that some specific rights to bodily integrity and privacy, although not mentioned in the Constitution, are implicit in the broad guarantees of the Amendment. fourteenth, provided they are part of the “orderly notion of liberty”. That’s not part of the liberal concept of monitoring women’s wombs or gay men’s bedrooms. There are limits to the power of government, and no process can be “valid” if it violates those limits.

But in so-called Primordialism, a legal theory that was at one time the gospel of half the Supreme Court, a right that must also be “part of the history and tradition of the Nation” needs to be asserted. guard. Sorry, ladies and gentlemen, you’re not part of our white-dominated history and traditions, so the constitution doesn’t protect you.

To be clear, Justice Alito doesn’t leave this to speculation. He specifically mentioned Obergefell and Lawrence as examples of the same fallacy behind Roe.

So in case people don’t listen when all those legit Cassandras warn that Roe will be exposed, listen now: same-sex marriage. Within a year or two. Unless another justice leaves the Court, everyone’s constitutional right to marry will be overturned. The only question is whether Republicans will have a veto majority (or president in 2024) to ban abortion and same-sex marriage anywhere in the nation.

I’m not sure where that leaves me with custody, but I can tell you I’m sure my family won’t be protected by the Constitution two years from now.

“My family will not be protected by the Constitution for two years from now.

So, what can libertarians do now?

Not much. Too late. What libertarians should do in 2016 is make sure a Democrat wins the elective office. They should twist arms with their friends Jill Stein, and let their Republican relatives know that, hey, women are people and shouldn’t be forced by the government to carry a fetus (or a blastocyst, or an embryo) in their uterus. And those same rights were threatened in 2016, and again in the 2018 Senate elections, and again in 2020, and again in this year’s Senate elections.

Of course, I’m sure the libertarians will organize marches, because that’s what we want to do. March and rally and chant. We like to do things that give us the illusion of power. That is why libertarians reduce their “carbon footprint”, even though the concept is a neo-liberal scam, invented by British Petroleum to evade responsibility. collective responsibility for climate change and place it on the individual instead. That’s why libertarians think that capturing a public square is a “victory,” even if it results in nothing.

The question is, will libertarians continue to sublimate their rage into pointless acts that make them feel better, or will they exercise real power, by electing political leaders. Democrats into office at the local, state, and national levels, and by demanding the removal of the Most High. The court that took place during the Trump years (and eventually Obama) was immediately rectified, by changing the size of the Court or enacting term limits or both?

And in the meantime, will libertarians raise enough money to pro-abortion organizations so that every woman who wants one can go to a state where their rights are still respected? Will moderate white women – looking at you, Susan Collins – finally realize that a party that sells out Christians is not looking out for their best interests?

I’m ashamed to admit that I’m still a bit optimistic here. As I’ve written before, I think the abortion case and the gun control case (don’t forget that half – half of the nation’s gun safety laws are also likely to be repealed) have the potential to invigorate the two groups do not overlap. for Democratic success: progressive young people (especially people of color) and moderate white women. Without minimizing the enormous practical and symbolic damage this decision will do to women across the country, I still have some glimmering hope that it will also awaken enough people to create difference in November.

In the meantime, all I can say to all my female friends, as we watched your rights taken away by Christian extremists by extremists. Another Christian stripped on the Supreme Court, that is I will soon join you. They have never accepted our full selves, and now they are putting us back in our place.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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