In an unspeakable move that was impossible to not see coming, the Supreme Court, weighted down with conservative justices thanks to the dishonest acts of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), overturned a 50-year-old ruling in the Roe v Wade case that recognized the right of women to make private medical decisions in consultation with their doctors without interference by the government.
Most Americans believe the decision to have a child is one of the most sacred decisions there is, and that such decisions should remain between patients and their doctors.
Today’s Supreme Court opinion will live in infamy as a step backward for women's rights and human rights.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 24, 2022
Former First Lady, Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out against the decision on Friday. Clinton warned when she ran against Donald Trump in 2016 that Republicans were sure to pack the Supreme Court should the GOP’s candidate win, and she turned out to be exactly right in her predictions. Clinton has been a long-time advocate for women’s rights, including the right to make decisions about her own body.
CBS News reported on an interview given by Clinton when the draft decision was released in which she said:
‘This opinion is dark. It is incredibly dangerous and it is not just about a woman’s right to choose. It is about much more than that…any American who says, ‘Look, I’m not a woman, this doesn’t affect me. I’m not Black, that doesn’t affect me. I’m not gay, that doesn’t affect me’ — once you allow this kind of extreme power to take hold you have no idea who they will come for next.’
Twitter had a lot of thoughts about Clinton’s response, including a flood of hateful responses from pro-lifers. Those are not included here. See the more sane Twitter users’ comments below: