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Mon May 17, 2021, 08:10 PM

'Alarm Bells Ringing': Supreme Ct. Takes Up Case That Could Reverse Roe v. Wade

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- U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh & Amy Coney Barrett arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2021.
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- "Let's be explicit: Anti-abortion extremists made it clear that this was the goal all along. It's why they couldn't wait to rush Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court before the November election."- Common Dreams, May 17, 2021.

Reproductive rights advocates were outraged but unsurprised Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to Mississippi's ban on nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation—a case that, as one writer put it, "may very well be the death knell for Roe v. Wade," thanks to the majority of right-wing justices.

The decision (pdf) comes amid an unprecedented wave of state-level attacks on reproductive rights. State restrictions passed by mostly GOP legislators in recent years have been seen as clear attempts to enable the court to reverse Roe, which in 1973 affirmed the constitutional right to abortion.

"Alarm bells are ringing loudly about the threat to reproductive rights. The Supreme Court just agreed to review an abortion ban that unquestionably violates nearly 50 years of Supreme Court precedent and is a test case to overturn Roe v. Wade," said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), in a statement Monday.

"The consequences of a Roe reversal would be devastating," she warned. "Over 20 states would prohibit abortion outright. Eleven states—including Mississippi—currently have trigger bans on the books which would instantaneously ban abortion if Roe is overturned. Already, abortion is nearly impossible to access for people in states like Mississippi, where lawmakers have been chipping away at the right to abortion for decades. We will keep fighting to make sure that people do not lose this fundamental right to control their own bodies and futures."...

More, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/17/alarm-bells-are-ringing-loudly-supreme-court-takes-case-could-reverse-roe-v-wade
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Also: NPR, https://www.npr.org/2021/05/17/997478374/supreme-court-to-review-mississippi-abortion-ban


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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:17 PM

1. They're going to do this, aren't they?

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:25 PM

3. They have been waiting 40 years for this. Yes.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:27 PM

4. Yes. That's why they were appointed & shoved thru the noms.

The goddamned-fearing KKKristian blueprint for America that every Right-to-Life RW screeching supremacist has used as a clarion call since Roe v Wade's inception.

If they could strip women's right to gather & vote, they'd do that tmorrow as well.

The White Dictatorial Patriarchy begins with stripping Women & People of Color & Gender of a voice & an equal place in American society.

There are Red States preparing to follow this lead.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:19 PM

2. Commondreams is concerned now?

They sure weren't back in 2016 when we had one shot to do it right forever.

I remember the articles from CD.

2016 was the year for them to be all in on securing the future of Roe v Wade.

Instead, CD ran in every direction but the only possible one we had.

Hey CD, how's Sarandon doing lately.?
Now nobody claims their part in this shitshow.
Figured as much.



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