When the news broke yesterday that a draft of the pending decision on the lead abortion case now before the Supreme Court had been leaked to the media, I immediately was angered that a petty partisan had again shown such total disdain for an American institution as to have committed such an egregious and reckless act. Then I thought, of course, but isn’t the failure to deal properly with the controversy underlying this act part of the problem that entices such acts? That’s where Roe v. Wade has brought us over the past 50 years.
Now, moving on to the substance here, and there will be plenty more to come on this: If in fact the draft of the Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in its final form represents the Court majority as indicated, it will reverse Roe (1973) and its companion, Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), and send the long festering abortion issue back to the states and the people where it belongs and will provide at least a first step in restoring some semblance of civic peace to the body politic, a development that should be welcomed by all of those on the left who are worried about “our democracy”. This will be a monumental decision with enormous impact, and it will in my opinion rank with only two other instances of this level of impact in which wrongful rulings have been corrected—Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which confirmed slavery and was reversed by the Civil War and the 13th Amendment, and Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which established pro-segregation “separate but equal” clauses in the law, reversed by Brown v. Board of Education (1954). As Justice Alito has written in the draft, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start….It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.” This is a big deal indeed, and one that is long overdue.
Greg Stachura says
Yes, long overdue; and the price has been paid in the blood of infants in the womb for decades. The court did not address the question of “when life begins” but the advanced science we now possess will aid those states with the conviction to stand in defense of the innocent as they fashion their own laws regarding the issue.
Vernon Edgar Wuensche says
As you say if this holds up it will be a relief and a continuation of the betterment of America. I have contended that historians many years from now will look at 2022 and the Disney pushback in particular as the point where America began the long road back to common sense.
Dr. Tom says
It will be a very long, winding road back to common sense, with extreme evils set in the path as obstructions.
As best I can tell, we have a large proportion of America committed to the killing of a huge number of its offspring over the past 50 years. That is bizarre, revolting and grotesque.
We have gone from the Land of Liberty to a baby-killing society that despises itself and import millions of unables to fill our voids.
Well-said Jim! It has been a long time coming but as one of my teammates once saidn “Right on Time.
Sadly, the leak out of the Court cements the progressive left’s efforts to damage our constitutional institutions — this time the Supreme Court — which represented until now the last institution of internal integrity in the swamp. The denizens must not only be defeated they must be destroyed and the Court’s decision as yesterday’s primaries, Ohio in particular, are important and beginning steps in that direction.
Bill Close says
This is what started this whole mess and claims that the supreme Court could legislate law. This Supreme Court is doing what that Supreme Court did not do and tell them that there is not law to judge on. Send it back to the folks that make laws and then we will have something too judge !
Dr Tom says
I regret to observe that SCOTUS has been Left-leaning for a long time, since at least the Warren Court. Never forget FDR disliked Court opinions so much he threatened to pack the Court. The then-Justices mended their ways!
Danny Billingsley says
Of course the dems avoid the hard word abortion. Instead the softer, women’s health. Even if this draft holds, it’ll be a long fight ahead I think.
Bill Close says
It is a sticky wicket, I agree, however; sticky wickets are what made this nation the best it can be!