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Saturday, May 07, 2022

In short, constitutional rights are meaningless unless they apply across the entire country. That is why the Supreme Court decided Loving v. Virginia and Roe v. Wade as it did. These rights are inherent in the Constitution, even if they are not explicit in it. This is why a national standard is necessary. That national standard, at least for a few more weeks, is Roe v. Wade as modified by Planned Parenthood v. Casey. If you thought Roe v. Wade itself led to discord and division, just wait until it's gone.

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Within a few months, abortion could be illegal in more than half the states. The anti-abortion movement isn't stopping there. Efforts are already underway to impose a nationwide ban on abortion as soon as Republicans regain the White House and Congress, which could happen as soon as 2025.

For the foreseeable future, the real battle for reproductive freedom will be fought in the states, by regular Americans, and their state and local representatives, who are trying to protect this fundamental right while they still can. That means, first and foremost, securing more access.

What all this shows is that the right to an abortion cannot be left at the mercy of individual states - something that few people on either side of this issue genuinely seem to want.

The main controversy about this issue is that both sides are actually talking about two different things. The pro choice side believes that our Constitution contains the unenumerated right of personal privacy. And included in that right is complete body autonomy as it relates to health decisions. The anti-abortion crowd only sees abortion itself as an outlawable procedure because they adhere autonomous human rights upon an actual clump of cells, far before it has any ability to exist as sentient, independent life outside of its host's body.

And worst of all is the reality that mainly men are making these decisions for women when there is no commiserate governmental edict controlling any aspect of a man's personal health or autonomous body decisions. As a matter of equal protection, there obviously is none between men and women on this issue.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-07 09:41 AM | Reply

Safe, legal and rare.
That is a worthy goal
If you actually want to work for something
Otherwise, mind your own business

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-05-07 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The psychotic Christian Rightnwill own every death from illegal abortions.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-07 10:42 AM | Reply

They don't care about babies. A woman who doesn't have children is harder to control.

#4 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-05-08 05:45 AM | Reply

Abortion was created to control the black race and contribute to the black race's destruction of it's culture to keep the blacks dependent on Democrats.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2022-05-08 11:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4
Whoops! Howling man-child overboard!

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-08 11:18 AM | Reply

The anti-abortion crowd only sees abortion itself as an outlawable procedure because they adhere autonomous human rights upon an actual clump of cells, far before it has any ability to exist as sentient, independent life outside of its host's body.

And they provide more weight to the life of an unviable clump of cells than the living host.

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-08 11:22 AM | Reply

Abortion was created to control the black race and contribute to the black race's destruction of it's culture to keep the blacks dependent on Democrats.
#5 | POSTED BY BOAZ

The first recorded evidence of induced abortion is from the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus in 1550 BCE. Many of the methods employed in early cultures were non-surgical.

Abortion was created to control Egyptians, so it is somewhat difficult to determine if a specific race was targeted and since this was 1000 years before democracy was introduced in Greece, your argument is spurious at the least.

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-08 11:26 AM | Reply

Spurious at best?

That is massively understated.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2022-05-08 11:28 AM | Reply

A link to an article in today's NY Times sums it up perfectly: "The five most conservative Supreme Court justices are unelected political operatives masquerading as impartial jurists, Maureen Dowd argues."

#10 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-05-08 11:57 AM | Reply

#5
So, according to Boaz, before the Democratic Party came into existence there was no abortion. Didn't exist. At all. Oh, and Boaz also proclaims himself a racialist.

Such a sad sack lewzer.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-05-08 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"the black race"

Hilarious.

#12 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-08 12:00 PM | Reply

Abortion was created to control the black race and contribute to the black race's destruction of it's culture to keep the blacks dependent on Democrats.

That's why Ben Franklin put an effective abortion recipe in his math book published in 1748.

He wanted to control blacks - who had no human rights whatsoever as chattel slaves - and make them dependent upon Democrats - a party that wouldn't exist for over a century.

Do you realize just how historically ignorant you are sometimes? And I'm not saying this to slam on you personally. Many of us here use logic, history, philosophy and reason in our arguments. All you typically use are accusations, hyperbole and self-serving anecdotes as those exceptional instances represent the norm.

#13 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-08 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

... as if those exceptional circumstances represent the norm.

#14 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-08 12:04 PM | Reply

Abortion was created to control the black race and contribute to the black race's destruction of it's culture to keep the blacks dependent on Democrats.
#5 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Slavery.

Slavery was created to control Black people and contributed to the destruction of their culture.

Unless you can show how abortions are mandatory.

Also. Aren't you the person who said stupid shht about black women having children to collect welfare and therefore remain dependent on democrats??

Looks like your problem is you hate Black people.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-05-08 12:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Re 5

So you want abortion to be illegal just for the blacks?

Got it.

Also I heard (from you) that if you stop mentioning "race" then it will stop being a problem.

AmIRight?

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-08 05:02 PM | Reply

Chilling video. Hard to imagine this is exactly what could happen in some states in our country:

Republicans are getting very upset people keep retweeting this ad so I figured I would post for any of you who haven't seen it yet and then I am going to retweet myself tonight.

twitter.com

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-05-08 05:18 PM | Reply

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