The War on Women, Cont.

Amy Coney Barrett
(Undated File Photo)

The SCOTUS announced yesterday that it would hear an abortion case: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is about a Mississippi law that prohibits all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with narrow exceptions.

Lower courts  struck down the law down as unconstitutional: it applies weeks before the fetus is viable. SCOTUS has ruled that “a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability.” In the assorted confirmation hearings, that kind of precedence is that they all swore fealty too. You know, “settled law.”

So why this case and why now?

  • It’s the first major abortion case the Court has taken up since Justice Coathangers’ illegitimate confirmation.
  • The Court’s 6—3 conservative majority has an opportunity to ditch the viability rule, if not totally overturn Roe v. Wade.

In the war on women, it’s now hunting season.

OK, but there are a couple of political calculations as well as the theocratic ones we all know: 1) Abortion is the GOP’s cash cow. They fundraise off of this more than any other issue and getting rid of it will turn off the spigot; and B) it is the mother of all wedge-issues that rile up the fetus-fondlers and gets them to the polls. It’s cynical as all hell.

Now we all know that this ruling will be the return of unsafe, back-alley abortions; we also know that it will not stop the well-connected from going “for a weekend shopping trip to Atlanta,” which is probably the most cynical thing of all.

Access to birth control will be next:

 

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5 Responses to The War on Women, Cont.

  1. Ten Bears says:

    It’s never been about Roe. It’s always been about Griswold.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and not just to make the ladies smile: sometime in the past ten or so thousand years the Cults of Male Domination usurped the woman’s rightful place in the proper ordering of the world and all else, and all that follows: The Church, pornography, War, government, taxes, The Church, pornography, War, “nation/states”, genocide, The Church, pornography, War (have I satisfactorily identified The Church with War, and pornography?) serves naught but to enforce and re-enforce that domination. It’s never been about Roe.

    Funny how when aye think of “domination” Samwise Gamgee under that fat spider with a short-sword comes to mind … we have to stop doing what we’re doing. It isn’t working.

    Senseless acts of vandalism, random acts of violence, all that …

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    I am no friend of the fathers and mothers,
    I am no friend of the sisters and brothers,
    I am no friend to the weak and distressed,
    I am no friend to the poor and oppressed.
    But I am a friend of the fetus,
    A friend of incomparable worth
    I am a friend of the fetus,
    Right up to the moment of birth.

    Carol Rose Livingstone

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  3. laura says:

    It’s not just Griswold and birth control – it’s the Penumbra! They are coming for the very idea of a Right to Privacy. The god bothering smut snatching bicycle seat sniffers are coming for your porn, your consensual sessy times, your own damn business.
    First they came for the ladies, but that will never, ever be enough.

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    • tengrain says:

      Laura –

      There never is enough with these gutter-minded Gladys Kravitzes. It’s a point worth remembering: they have to have an enemy to be in opposition to.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  4. pagan in repose says:

    For now, we should offer the women of Mississippi immigration to our country.

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