🇺🇸 Roe Reversal
June 27, 2022

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R 6/24: Gen. Congress Vote, Rasmussen Reports Republicans 48,
Democrats 40

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ABORTION

Roe Reversal

In a 5-4 decision on Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973. 

News Coverage from the Right: Trump praises Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, says ruling 'will work out for everybody' (Fox News)

News Coverage from the LeftThe Man Most Responsible for Ending Roe Worries That It Could Hurt His Party (New York Times / Subscription)

From The Flag: The ruling now gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws. Here’s what both sides are saying.

RIGHT-LEANING SENTIMENT

Abortion Law Rightfully Returns to the People


  • Abortion is not mentioned in the constitution, therefore it is not a constitutional right. 
  • This decision is expressly related to abortion, not same-sex marriage or other rights despite outlandish claims and stretched logic on the left.
  • The law isn't the only thing being remade – it’s our national perspective on motherhood. 

"Abortion Goes Back to the People" Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal: "The central point ... is that abortion can be found nowhere in the Constitution. The parchment is neutral on the issue. The supporters of an abortion right claim to have found it in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868. But until the latter part of the 20th century, the idea of a right to abortion could be found nowhere in American law. No state constitutions included it, and until shortly before Roe no court had recognized such a right. ... The debate will now shift from courts to the political branches, which should be healthy for the judiciary. ... Both sides of the abortion debate will now have to achieve their policy goal the old-fashioned way—through persuasion, not judicial fiat."

"What Progressives Get Wrong About Overturning Roe" Jonathan Turley, USA Today Op-ed: "In reality, the post-Roe world will look much like the Roe world for most citizens. ... The opinion expressly does not address contraception, same-sex marriage or other rights. That claim has always been absurd but has become a talking point on the left. ... Abortion will now be 'on the ballot.' The justices were indeed motivated by the need for the public to make these decisions and wrote that 'Roe abruptly ended that political process.' The issue will loom large in the upcoming election now that states will decide their own laws, ranging from prohibitions to restrictions to absolute guarantees. And the outcome will turn on the votes of millions of citizens rather than nine justices."

One more opinion piece from the Right: "Why Supreme Court abortion decision empowers women" Erin Hawley, Fox News Opinion

LEFT-LEANING SENTIMENT

Disastrous Decision That Will Harm Millions of Americans Now and In the Future


  • This decision harms pregnant Americans in the short-term, other Americans like same-sex couples in the medium term, and the court itself in the long term.
  • Massive state surveillance programs that track search histories, text messages, and period-tracking apps will be used by prosecutors to examine if the loss of a pregnancy may have been deliberate.
  • Roe is just the beginning. Other legal guarantees, including same-sex marriage, access to contraception, and even interracial marriage may now be at stake.

"The Supreme Court’s radical abortion ruling begins a dangerous new era" Editorial Board, The Washington Post: "It is hard to exaggerate how wrongheaded, radical and dangerous this ruling is, and not just for anyone who could ever become pregnant. A 5-4 majority has thrust the country and the court itself into a perilous new era, one in which the court is no longer a defender of key personal rights. ... The first victims will be Americans who are pregnant or who might become pregnant. Abortion will become automatically illegal in 13 states. ... The court’s audacious attack on abortion rights raises questions about the future of other legal guarantees, including same-sex marriage, access to contraception and even interracial marriage. These guarantees are based on concepts of individual rights of the sort the court majority has now disregarded. ... The last victim is the court itself. In a stroke, a heedless majority has done more to undermine the court’s credibility than any other action it has taken in modern times."

"We’re Not Going Back to the Time Before Roe. We’re Going Somewhere Worse" Jia Tolentino, New Yorker: "In the states where abortion has been or will soon be banned, any pregnancy loss past an early cutoff can now potentially be investigated as a crime. Search histories, browsing histories, text messages, location data, payment data, information from period-tracking apps—prosecutors can examine all of it if they believe that the loss of a pregnancy may have been deliberate. ... Both abortion and miscarriage currently occur more than a million times each year in America, and the two events are often clinically indistinguishable. Because of this, prohibition states will have a profoundly invasive interest in differentiating between them. ... We are not going back to the pre-Roe era, and we should not want to go back to the era that succeeded it, which was less bitter than the present but was never good enough. We should demand more, and we will have to."

One more opinion piece from the Left: “If the Supreme Court Can Reverse Roe, It Can Reverse Anything” Mary Ziegler, The Atlantic

FLAG THIS

Majority Think Abortion Should be Legal in All or Most Cases


According to polling from the Pew Research Center, "a 61% majority of US adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

According to a new CBS News/YouGov reaction poll, "Fifty-nine percent of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and take away the federal protections of abortion rights," Axios notes. "Among women polled, 67% disapprove."


Flag Poll: Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade? Click here to share your thoughts.

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Infant Amnesia, Building Marketable Skills, Strongest Insect

On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering US air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. Pictured above: Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman, and Winston Churchill in Potsdam, July 1945.

Scientific American: Why You Can’t Remember Being Born: A Look at ‘Infantile Amnesia’

Fast Company: 5 ways to build marketable skills when you’re in a ‘dead-end’ job

The Walrus: How to Get Stronger Without Lifting Heavier

Today I Learned the strongest insect in the world is Horned Dung Beetle that can lift over 1100 times its body weight. This is equivalent to an average person lifting two fully loaded 18-wheel trucks above their heads.

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