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Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

Original post made on Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 24, 2022 at 1:58 pm

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What's next? With this current court I wouldn't be surprised (actually I expect it) that the next bans approved would be contaceptives, abortion pills, gay marriage, equal rights for all sexual persuasions, equality for women, etc. Basically anything that religious zealots (male and female) and very conservative males many of whom fear for their sexuality and losing power to women (forgive me if that brings up pictures of the guy with orange hair).

Btw it's a straight white male making the above comment.

Posted by Clevenger
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 24, 2022 at 3:22 pm

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... as the GOP pulls the pin on the grenade cuffed to its collective arm.

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 25, 2022 at 7:59 am

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not in red states. They think it's just dandy.

Posted by Clevenger
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 25, 2022 at 8:32 am

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Yes ... worrying, to say the least.

Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:16 pm

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Is there a philosophical dilemma with allowing the voting public in each state to decide what is best for their residents? As long as there is no limitation on interstate commerce (i.e., traveling to other states) it would seem appropriate to allow states to make their own decisions.

BTW, in Canada each Province has different rules, in Australia each State has different rules & In Europe each country has its own rules. For example, France outlaws abortions after 14 weeks! Perhaps we should direct our angst toward the French Government & Courts!

Posted by Clevenger
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:44 pm

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Societies, I assert, are supposed to make progress in addressing injustice.

There is nothing just in harkening back to 14th century religious sentiments as justification for ruling on the inherent bodily autonomy of people, and particularly women. Not to mention Clarence Thomas's expressed goals of overturning other important rights, and the weasel wording of the majority's caveats as to those rights. Give me a break!

Gilead, here we come!

Those other countries are not home to rampant white supremacy or living with 25% of the population being evangelical Christians, with all the damnable baggage that affiliation tends to carry with it.

All things being equal, absent the rampaging would-be authoritarians and their subjects in the various states, then yes, leave it to the states. But all things are not, in any rational sense of the word, equal.

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