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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Supreme Court began hearing the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case which would be the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in decades.
NBC News reports:
The Supreme Court appeared prepared Wednesday to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which would be a dramatic break from 50 years of rulings.
A majority of the court’s conservative justices suggested they were prepared to discard the court’s previous standard that prevented states from banning abortion before a fetus becomes viable, which is generally considered to be at about 24 weeks into a pregnancy.
It was unclear after Wednesday’s argument whether the court would take the additional step of explicitly overturning its abortion precedents, including Roe v. Wade.
Should the court overturn Roe, all such a ruling would do is establish that states are to be given full jurisdiction over abortion legislation. This is something that should be relatively uncontroversial. The federal government has no authority to guarantee a right to abortion — the Tenth Amendment is fairly clear about this. When Roe was decided, however, Warren Burger’s court fabricated out of whole cloth the idea that the contrary was true, undoubtedly to the delight of leftists who can now treat the arbitrary ruling as some untouchable legal standard.
What Roe‘s overturn doesn’t equate to, however, is a nationwide abortion ban.
Regardless of what the future of abortion rights may be, the notion that the right to kill an infant in the womb is a contingency for women’s rights in America is patently false — yet, this is the idea that the left actively promotes.
Gone are the days of the pro-choice movement’s main selling point being “safe, legal, and rare.” Instead, we now live in an era where anything short of abortion on demand is seen as indicative of a deep-seated desire to realize The Handmaid’s Tale.
Following Wednesday’s developments, Twitter’s finest, like clockwork, were quick to tout their completely original and not at all drawn-out comparisons to the dystopian Margaret Atwood novel, whose title found itself trending on the website Wednesday night.
David Khan on Twitter: “This is like straight out of a Handmaid’s Tale https://t.co/9FtTMfN5iR / Twitter”
This is like straight out of a Handmaid’s Tale https://t.co/9FtTMfN5iR
Joy Taylor on Twitter: “We’re really living in a Purge/Handmaid’s Tale reality. Terrifying. https://t.co/HyGxOIqurk / Twitter”
We’re really living in a Purge/Handmaid’s Tale reality. Terrifying. https://t.co/HyGxOIqurk
Of course, this really isn’t news because it means absolutely nothing. Twitter is not real life, and those who treat the platform as if it is are largely pontificating on abject stupidity.
The left loves The Handmaid’s Tale because it illustrates exactly what they want you to believe society will become if you don’t kowtow to them on social policy: women being stripped of their rights, relegated to an existence as property of a theocratic, fundamentalist regime in the United States.
It’s basically 1984 for third-wave feminists.
However, it is reflective of so many of the bad faith abortion arguments I see individuals on the left make: if you disagree with them on policy, it’s because you hate women and want them treated like property.
There’s no nuance with these people.
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