Women are about to become wards of the state, forced into pregnancies regardless of their age, health, or any other circumstances. What would life without Roe v. Wade be like? Is it possible that Margaret Atwood’s book and TV series The Handmaid’s Tale will become a tragic reality? Women around the country wondered how the Supreme Court justices could overturn Roe v. Wade, throwing out nearly 50 years of precedent, stare decisis. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had some thoughts on the matter.
Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor summed up the situation perfectly should Roe and Casey be reversed:
‘[The court would not survive the stench that this creates in the public perception.’
The only thing that has changed over that time is the makeup of the Court, six conservatives and three liberal justices.
The three last justices came onto the court by less than honorable means. First, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stole President Barack Obama’s justice seat from him on the flimsiest of conditions. Then, Donald Trump sent Ivanka over to convince Justice Anthony Kennedy to step down from the court. The swing vote’s son Justin was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and helped finance Trump’s real-estate deals when no one else would do so, according to The Guardian. Finally, Reuters reported that the FBI did not do a thorough background check on Brett Kavanaugh, who was very credibly charged with sexually abusing a woman.
The Republican establishment, wealthy old white men, has been trying to end Roe v. Wade since it became law. Unfortunately, the justices have little to no understanding of the intricacies of abortion. For example, should a girl as young as nine years old be repeatedly raped by a family member, her body is not ready to give birth, according to The Healthline.
‘Teens are at a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure (preeclampsia) and its complications than average age mothers. Risks for the baby include premature birth and low birth weight. Preeclampsia can also harm the kidneys or even be fatal for the mother or baby. Pregnant teens also have a higher chance of becoming anemic. Anemia is a reduction in the number of red blood cells (RBCs). This can make you feel weak and tired and can affect your baby’s development.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tweeted that the Supreme Court needed to honor a woman’s “constitutional right to basic reproductive health care case of Dobbs v. Jackson:”
‘As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it has the opportunity and responsibility to honor the Constitution, the law and this basic truth: every woman has the constitutional right to basic reproductive health care.’
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