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Title: US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade.
Post by: Kobuk on June 24, 2022, 02:01:35 pm
Read it and weep, folks. The US Supreme Court just officially overturned Roe vs. Wade today.
Women in many states and/or the US in general, will no longer have the right to an abortion.

Anybody have thoughts on this major court decision?

Title: Re: US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade.
Post by: Simo on June 24, 2022, 06:51:21 pm

Regardless of whether you liked the result or not, Roe v. Wade was a hideous decision that should have never happened in the first place. The reasoning defied all logic, and the terminology was just plain weird with its "emanitions" and "penumbras" (what were they discussing? Constitutional law or solar eclipses?   (: ) I'm surprised it took this long.

The SCOTUS returned the issue to the states to decide. Some states will opt to prohibit, while others do not. That was how the issue was shaping up before Roe happened. If you don't like how your state decides, you can vote with your feet. That's the genius of a federal republic with semi-autonomous states.

Another case of be careful for what you wish: you just might get it. The first time a frightened 14 y/o girl shows up dead of a botched abortion,we all know what happens next: it will be on a 24/7 news cycle. Any pro-life candidate will find himself hard pressed to win election as a county dog catcher. They'll be wishing the SCOTUS left well enough alone.

This will also become a full time employment situation for lawyers once the litigation ramps up.