Roe v. Wade is overturned by 5 justices of the Supreme Court. Roberts concurred with the result but wouldn’t go as far as the Five who overturned it.
The justices who told the Senate with a straight face that Roe is a strong precedent and “settled law” that is entitled to stare decisis protection concurred and tried to distance themselves from Alito’s absolute language of Roe being wrongly decided from the get-go.
The three liberal justices vehemently dissented, calling it one of the darkest days in the court’s history, likening it to the court’s most infamous decisions (Plessy v Fergeson,, validating separate but equal racial discrimination, Buck v Bell, validating forced sterilization of mentally incapacitated women, (but not men) and Kurematsu , affirming the right to imprison over 100,000 Japanese Americans, half of whom were U.S. citizens.
There are reports of protests being organized around the country.
The good news is that now protesters and counterprotesters can bring their assault rifles and concealed handguns to exercise their Second Amendment rights, as they protest against (or in favor of) the power of white Christian religious men (and women) to limit the ability of women to control their bodies.
The religious right Supreme Court Justices have finally acknowledged that once a woman conceives, she turns into a vessel/baby incubator, with no control over her body until she fulfills her God-created incubator obligation. And let’s not forget that the founding fathers didn’t create a right to abortion (but they also didn’t allow women to vote; many were slave owners, but they did allow slaves to be counted as /5’s of a person for the purposes of figuring out how many congressMEN a state could have. All I can say is that it’s about time!
A special thanks to the indomitable RBG, the brilliant liberal justice, and protector of women’s rights over many decades, except for that one little thing.
Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be a bumpy ride. And make sure you have plenty of ammunition to exercise your Second Amendment Rights in order to keep women in the place they deserve (according to the aforedescribed religious right Supremes), at least until their fulfill their baby vessel status.
Rick Jaffe, Esq.