Yesterday brought the bombshell news, via a leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling, that the Court is likely to reverse the Roe v. Wade decision from 50 years ago, and take away the Federal Government’s protection of women’s rights to have an abortion. This, despite the fact that a large majority of our citizens are in favor of preserving that right. If the report comes to be true in the end, there’s nothing good to say about it. Given the current make-up of Congress and the Senate, there’s nothing our current lawmakers are likely to be able to do to negate such a decision.
There’s very little positive to say about this news, other than that an issue’s been created for the Democrats that could completely reverse the so-far predicted Republican landslide victory in the November midterm elections. As usual, I choose to be hopeful. We’ll see!
A huge question I have is whether a Supreme Court decision can be unconstitutional. Catholicism and several Protestant sects prohibit abortion, but Judaism, Islam and other Protestant branches do not. The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the favoring of one religion over another. How can reversing Rowe not be seen as a violation of the Constitution? I’m sure such an argument was made against undoing Rowe, but it seems that the conservative Justices weren’t swayed by it—very upsetting!
I sure hope that this issue becomes a powerful and winning one for the Democrats in the immediate future!