SCOTUS Decides Virus Has More Bodily Autonomy Than Women

Science discovers how the Trump-Virus spreads
(H/T: Twitter)

In a bizarre bit of legal-fu, the Supreme Court has decided that President Handsome Joe Biden’s corporate vaccine mandate stepped on the rights of (the virus? Corporations?) to infect and kill workers:

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, dealing a blow to a key element of the White House’s plan to address the pandemic as cases resulting from the Omicron variant are on the rise…

…The employer mandate would have required workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or to wear masks and be tested weekly, though employers were not required to pay for the testing. There were exceptions for workers with religious objections and those who do not come into close contact with other people at their jobs, like those who work from home or exclusively outdoors.

But, you know, John Robert’s illegitimate court believes that the gubmint has the right to tell a woman what she can do with her own body. The law, as the old Dickens’ story said, is an ass.

The unsigned decision was 6-3, but if you need help figuring out who was on which side, the three liberals on the court wrote (and signed) their dissent that included this observation:

Today, we are not wise. In the face of a still-raging pandemic, this Court tells the agency charged with protecting worker safety that it may not do so in all the workplaces needed. As disease and death continue to mount, this Court tells the agency that it cannot respond in the most effective way possible.

And then, for comic relief, the Justices also decided (5—4) that the Biden administration can require health care workers at facilities that receive federal money to be vaccinated. Totally different!

(But women who work there will still not be able to have an abortion when Justice Coathangers finishes her mission from Gawd.)

In related news, President Handsome Joe Biden announced that the administration will double the free rapid tests to be distributed to Americans to a total of one billion, provide free N95 masks, and deploy 1,000 military medical personnel to assist hospitals around the country.

Let’s double-dog dare the SCOTUS to block that!

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6 Responses to SCOTUS Decides Virus Has More Bodily Autonomy Than Women

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    So, when do we put into practice what Andrew Jackson purportedly said (which is widely believed to be apocryphal) after Worchester v Georgia: “They’ve made their decision, now let’s see them enforce it”? This court has taken a giant, steaming, diarrhetic dump all over its credibility time and time again, and for them to purposely put the lives of millions of Americans in danger during an ongoing pandemic with this ruling is absolutely unconscionable, and deserves to be the last straw. The decisions of this SCOTUS no longer deserve to be observed, which I know is opening a huge Pandora’s Box but the alternative is to continue letting this rogue branch of government chip away at our rights with more and more specious rulings based on tortured “logic” until we no longer have any rights left at all.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    If there is any good news with the ruling, it would be that the majority of folks at risk for long haul and death are the same ones who believe that TFG is their lord and saviour. Good time to be shouting “Go Darwin.” OTOH, in the offensive news category. there is this..

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  3. roket says:

    If I worked for a company that mandates drug tests, I would really be pissed right now.

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  4. MDavis says:

    Apparently (from Robert Reich) the court has decided they get to define what counts as an occupational hazard. Thus people who deal with illness, health care workers, can be required to vaccinate or else… but people who work in close quarters with other workers or customers can’t.
    Do I have that right?
    This goes along with courts defining some health care decisions as being not health care decisions. Thus they can insist that a pregnancy isn’t a health care issue? I guess the argument is that decisions regarding pregnancy involve two people, and some even argue that a third, the father, should be included in all decisions even though the male has pretty much contributed his physical investment well before a pregnancy has been established. I mean, the male doesn’t risk death if a pregnancy goes bad, so there is surely some chicanery involved in the arguments for that last one.

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  5. Women have no rights whatsoever (by women I mean people with XX chromosomes). We’re not even called women anymore. We’re “ciswomen”. It’s “transwomen” who are called “women” … & they’re men. Like the Kinks song says, “It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” … & it’s not going to get any better any time soon.

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  6. pagan in repose says:

    ““It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” … & it’s not going to get any better any time soon.”
    Yes, but we don’t need the Supreme Court deciding Corporations have the same if not more rights than the individual. If the country was founded on the main principle of “The pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” What does giving Corporations more rights have to do with the main function of our Democratic nation? It does not. But it can be part the beginning of the road to fascism. As it is being practiced in the current Supreme (idiocracy, “A movie that was originally a comedy, but became a documentary.”) Court.

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