The End Of “Liberty and Justice for All”

This is appalling. The ‘Land of the Free’ is going backwards!

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Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court voted to take away a substantial portion of the rights of women when they voted in private to strike down the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision.  We all saw it coming, but I think we all had our fingers tightly crossed that the Court wouldn’t opt to go down this perilous path.  That hope is gone.  What’s next?  Will we lose our right to “equal pay for equal work”?  Will our voting rights be further restricted (working women are already among the groups for whom voting has been made significantly more difficult)?  Will the Court ultimately also strike down Obergefell v Hodges and take away the rights of same-sex couples to marry?  Just how far is this ignominious Supreme Court willing to push We the People?  And perhaps the bigger question is … how far will we allow them to push us…

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4 Responses to The End Of “Liberty and Justice for All”

  1. pennross says:

    Just wait, this the tip of the iceberg. I’m sure prayer in the classroom is next. Their values are antiquated. It’s embarrassing. Despite being retired, I’m so ready to relocate…but to where?

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    • peNdantry says:

      “Where’? Can’t really help you, there. A few years ago I would have recommended the UK, but I can’t any longer, as it’s being steadily eroded by brexiteers :(

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    I need to offer a small correction here: While this private opinion from Justice Alito is troubling – to say the least – it has not yet become the law of the land. It is up to those of us who treasure the rights of women to make their own decisions about their bodies and their healthcare to get out and actively campaign for senators and congresspeople who will help stem this rising tide of hate and intolerance.

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    • peNdantry says:

      I’ve just read all the current comments on Jill’s post in the light of your information, Russell… of course those are not authoritative – this is the Internet, after all – but the sense I get from that is that while you’re right that it’s not yet law, it seems likely to become so very shortly (perhaps next month). So, there may yet be time to prevent it.

      Your final sentence is so well said that I’m going to repeat it:

      It is up to those of us who treasure the rights of women to make their own decisions about their bodies and their healthcare to get out and actively campaign for senators and congresspeople who will help stem this rising tide of hate and intolerance.

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