Uncommon Sense

May 12, 2022

Roe v. Wade Politics

I say fuck the GOP, and fuck the current SCOTUS. I also say fuck the Democrats because they decided that having a woman’s abortion rights in play was too important of a political football to be fixed, which they could have done long ago.

Lodging the Roe v. Wade decision in the privacy rights vaguely attested to in the Constitution was a mistake. They should have been lodged in the 4thAmendment to the Constitution, which begins “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”

The states considering laws making anyone who leaves their state pregnant and returns not so to be a criminal will be violating the 4th Amendment. “Alright, lady, turn out your uterus.” Similarly any search of a woman as to their pregnancy is protected from government intrusion. Any ban on abortion pills involves the same problem. To prove their case, they would have to search for a pregnancy before and after the event, which is not allowed. People are to be “secure in their persons.”


  1. I share your frustration with the Democrats. The Roe decision was always built on a house of cards that was constantly teetering in the political winds. Everyone knows, or should have known, that it was just a matter of the political system becoming corrupt enough to permit the court to be stacked in their favor to bring it all down. And instead of dealing with it when they had the chance, they sat around twiddling their thumbs depending on an easily corrupted court system to sustain them.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — May 12, 2022 @ 10:56 am | Reply

    • Heaven forbid that they would actually have to do so work, you know the work we sent them to Congress to do.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 12, 2022 @ 11:18 am | Reply

  2. Have you considered running for Congress??? 😄

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    Comment by Nan — May 12, 2022 @ 11:04 am | Reply

  3. LOL! And here I thought you liked me. Actually, I once considered going into politics but I decided not to because of the quality of people I would be closeted with.

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    Comment by Steve Ruis — May 12, 2022 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  4. Great point! Was this what RBG was critical of?

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    Comment by john zande — May 12, 2022 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  5. I think so, but she doesn’t come off Scot free as we say. She could have retired after she got her terminal cancer diagnosis and allowed Obama to replace her, but for whatever reason she did not.

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    Comment by Steve Ruis — May 12, 2022 @ 11:19 am | Reply

    • And to this day –and possibly far beyond– we’re paying for her decision. Seems to be the way things are running nowadays on the Democrat side of politics.

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      Comment by Nan — May 12, 2022 @ 11:33 am | Reply

      • Thank goodness that the SCOTUS doesn’t feel bound by their previous decisions! Otherwise we wouldn’t have chaos.

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — May 12, 2022 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  6. The Dems weren’t going to fix Roe V Wade. They were too focused on trying to get the Reagan Republicans & then the Bush Repubs & then the Teapartiers & then the MAGA’s into their big tent. They could care less about the people who actually vote Democrat, especially WOMEN.

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    Comment by silverapplequeen — May 12, 2022 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

    • The hypocrisy is massive in that the Dems sometimes attract more votes from female citizens than male citizens. They don’t even cater to their own constituencies.


      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 13, 2022 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  7. It’s a volatile issue Steve. I’m pro-life/pro-choice: to me abortion destroys a life yet the woman has final say.

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    Comment by Arnold — May 13, 2022 @ 6:36 am | Reply

    • I’m with you. I would that there be no abortions in the U.S. or anywhere else. If we were to marshal our resources, the need of an abortion would drop to near zero. But that would mean sex education, available contraception, etc. which are also political footballs.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 13, 2022 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  8. The abortion issue should be neither political nor religious; it’s personal.

    Anyway, “sex education” is an oxymoron. 😉

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    Comment by Arnold — May 13, 2022 @ 8:48 am | Reply

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