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Monday, May 16, 2022

"The fact is that if the U.S. Supreme Court confirms its draft decision, women will die. The Justices who vote to strike down Roe will not succeed in ending abortion, they will only succeed in ending safe abortion. Alito and his supporters will have women's blood on their hands." The 199-year-old journal argues that Alito's "shocking, inhuman, and irrational" draft opinion "utterly fails to consider the health of women today who seek abortion."



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Although Alito gives an exhaustive legal history of abortion, he utterly fails to consider the health of women today who seek abortion. Unintended pregnancy and abortion are universal phenomena. Worldwide, around 120 million unintended pregnancies occur annually. Of these, three-fifths end in abortion. And of these, some 55% are estimated to be safe - that is, completed using a medically recommended method and performed by a trained provider. This leaves 33 million women undergoing unsafe abortions, their lives put at risk because laws restrict access to safe abortion services.

That a Court is about to force through a health policy supported by only 39% of Americans is dysfunctional. Indeed, if the Court denies women the right to safe abortion, it will be a judicial endorsement of state control over women - a breathtaking setback for the health and rights of women, one that will have global reverberations.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-05-15 10:37 PM | Reply

Republicans don't care

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-15 10:41 PM | Reply

They need to stop assuming these -------- care or are even considering the same point of view.

They're not.

They want a "domestic supply of infants." That's it.

I'm telling you. Buy ammo at least. Armor and food if you can.

We're about to go 1930's on our own ass.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2022-05-16 01:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On the other hand, if Roe is overturned there will likely be a surge of non-white babies. Which should make the "you will not replace us crowd" go into overdrive. Rightwingers are so stupid. Even when they think they are "winning" they are actually losing.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-05-16 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

LOL Republicans don't care about the death of women; it's all about culture wars.

#5 | Posted by e1g1 at 2022-05-16 02:00 PM | Reply

I hope the more ;iberal members of the cpurt wikk write an opinion based on the realities affecting millioms of women and the very vzlid conatitutiomal arguments for uphlding "settled law." that short artical effectively destroyed Alito's opinion. It makrs Alito look like the right wing hack that hw is instead of the thoughtful scholsr he pretends to be,

#6 | Posted by danni at 2022-05-16 02:11 PM | Reply

Women will have a choice: die, leave and/or vote. Men, too. And businesses, companies will face a choice as well.

This will affect business formation and migration away from the "conservative" states. I will happen gradually, but GOP will not be happy with the results, and by next Census it will be felt deeply.

#7 | Posted by CutiePie at 2022-05-16 02:34 PM | Reply

I hope the Republicant party gets buried once and for all. AND replaced.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-16 03:37 PM | Reply


#9 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2022-05-16 05:18 PM | Reply

Some things are more important than living.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 05:20 PM | Reply

Just why will women die?

#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-05-16 11:31 PM | Reply

"Just why will women die?"

From abortions.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 11:49 PM | Reply

Women will die because they won't be able to have abortions when the fetus dies before birth but is not expelled. Or their partners will kill them for getting pregnant. There are other reasons as well, but you can do your own research

If course for Snoofy, women dying is a feature, not a bug.

#13 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-05-17 07:10 AM | Reply

Feed them cake like the babies currently starving because Joe can't get government regulations to work for us instead of killing us.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-17 09:51 AM | Reply

---- off, ------.

#15 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-05-17 04:52 PM | Reply

"Women will die because they won't be able to have abortions when the fetus dies before birth but is not expelled"

Good point.
Women will die from having illegal abortions that are unsafe, and from not having legal abortions that are needed for their safety.
And both of those are fine with the pro-birth crowd.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-17 05:03 PM | Reply

keep in mind that the trunts were okFine with a COVID death toll of a million.

Why would they care about a few loose women dying in alleys?

#17 | Posted by contrecoup at 2022-05-17 09:13 PM | Reply

Yes women will die because in desperation many seek back alley abortions. But many of the ones who live will still vote for Rs.

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2022-05-17 09:43 PM | Reply

I am surprised by the Court's move, but I think it is the right thing to do. Since supporting abortion has been the litmus test for Democrat candidates, will there be a new litmus test after the law changes or will Democrats keep trying to overturn it again? Aside from advocating for killing babies, what do the Democrats really stand for? Identity crisis!

#19 | Posted by FasterDisaster at 2022-05-18 12:17 AM | Reply

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