It is Friday. We knew it would be bad. We all hoped for a miracle. There are no miracles, just work to be done. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—most likely leaked by a conservative clerk hoping to secure the votes of theocratic members on the Court—was made official today in a ruling that undoes 50 years of established law protecting reproductive rights in our country. The decision, a 6-3 ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, also does away with the optimistic mythology that Chief Justice John Roberts ever truly cared about the Supreme Court’s “legacy.” Roberts, like the majority of the Court, earned his lifetime appointment to make decisions affecting the majority of Americans’ lives by being nominated by a Republican President who did not receive the popular vote of the country. These minority rule-appointed justices also include Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. Jan. 6 conspirator Ginni Thomas’ husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, added in his “concurring opinion” on the ruling that the Court should also reconsider the cases that established federal protections for contraception and same-sex relationships and marriage.
It isn’t over. It’s just beginning. The ruling triggers almost a dozen state anti-choice laws, with another dozen set to pass in the coming weeks and months. Can an establishment class of Democratic leadership change the “our hands are tied” policy that has done nothing in the last few decades? We will see.
Here are some of the stories you might have missed:
- Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending abortion rights for millions
- Birth control and marriage equality are very much in danger. Just listen to Clarence Thomas
- Abortion now absolutely illegal in multiple states with no exceptions as Court decision roils U.S.
- Living in a state with a ‘trigger law’ makes me want to fight for reproductive justice even harder
- Reproductive rights under attack: Abortion providers faced steep increase in violence in 2021
- Dear Pelosi and Schumer: Cancel recess. Expand the court. Nuke the filibuster
- ‘Just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen’
- Rising number of migrants are dying during desperate attempts to reach U.S.
- The National Defense Authorization Act could finally address Defense Department’s PFAS problems
- States consider their options after Supreme Court sets the stage for increasing gun violence
- The difference between what progressives and Republicans are saying online right now is breathtaking
- Miami cop threatens Black driver during a traffic stop saying: ‘This is how you guys get killed’
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