Republicans Pull The Trigger on Women!
By Patrick Wilson
A draft of the SCOTUS’ opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked Monday night. The brief was written in February and the decision will take effect in a couple of months. The draft opinion reverses the 1973 decision that guaranteed the federal protections of constitutional abortion rights as well as the 1992 decision – Planned Parenthood v. Casey – that maintained the right.
Democratic Governors in 16 states have pledged to keep abortion legal in their states. Abortion could become banned or severely limited in 23 states as a result of this decision, and effect over 80 million women. President Biden has urged legislative action codifying Roe v. Wade, and leaders of both the House and the Senate have promised a vote. In order to accomplish this the Senate would need to get rid of the filibuster.
Protestors began gathering in Washington DC last night after the Supreme Court decision was leaked, their numbers are expected to grow through the week. “We need to brace for a future where more and more people are punished and criminalized for seeking and providing abortion care,” Mini Timmaraju, NARAL.
Overturning Roe v Wade is a huge step backward for women, who only got the right to vote ratified in 1920.