Uncommon Sense

December 5, 2021

Decisions Have Consequences

Filed under: Politics,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 8:45 am
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It now looks like the current majority on the Supreme Court of the U.S. has its wish, a case that will allow it to set aside almost forty year old precedent and eliminate the guideline of Roe v. Wade. The basis for this decision will more than likely not be made clear, as the Roe decision simply limited the ability of the states to restrict abortion to prior to a certain time in a pregnancy. It is not about abortion per se, but is about limiting the ability of state to declare medical procedures as legal, illegal, etc.

If they return this power to the states, what happens to the Federal requirement to provide “equal protection” under the law.

States will then be allowed to declare this or that medical procedure as restricted or even illegal, while in a neighboring state it could be perfectly legal, as surely will happen if they return control over medical procedures to the states.

The objections to abortion are almost solely vested in religious organizations and beliefs. What happens to freedom of religion and from religion is a dominant religion in a state gets laws passed that support their religious position and not the others. Do, we just let the religious wars begin?

And why are conservatives so hell-bent to restrict the personal freedom of couples making serious medical decisions in consultation with their doctors? Apparently they want the “freedom” not to wear masks and social distance themselves in a deadly pandemic, but don’t want people to have the freedom of choosing a safe medical procedure for family planning.

7 Comments »

  1. As I pointed out at the end of my recent blog on abortion — a Texas politician, speaking against vaccine mandates, defended people’s bodies and called them “our last sanctuary of liberty and freedom.”

    Yet isn’t it interesting that this same logic is lost when it comes to the topic of a woman’s freedom to choose abortion?

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    Comment by Nan — December 5, 2021 @ 11:20 am | Reply

  2. If they overturn it, then Republicans will freak out. That is their go-to for fundraising and making their voters… vote.

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    Comment by john zande — December 5, 2021 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

    • I don’t think they will miss a step. They just make shot up, like Critical Race Theory (taught in law schools) being taught in grade schools. Danger, Wil Robinson! Danger!

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 6, 2021 @ 11:18 am | Reply


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