Forget inflation, forget Ukraine, forget the crashing stock market.
Thanks to a troublemaking leak by some jerk inside the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion is dominating the front pages of our media again.
The leak of the first draft of a majority decision by the Supremes to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion in the
U.S., has reignited the abortion issue overnight.
Pro-life, pro-abortion, pro-choice, anti-abortion….
Abortion is a hot and ugly moral and political issue that is always smoldering under the national landscape like a coal mine fire that can never be put out.
But the prospect of the court deciding to strike down Roe v. Wade has sent angry protestors into the streets and sparked a thousand fiery editorials.
Liberal politicians, naturally, are calling for the elimination of the Senate filibuster or the packing of the Supreme Court to protect Roe v. Wade from conservative judges.
The abortion case before the high court, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is from the state of Mississippi.
It doesn’t outlaw all abortion in Mississippi, as you might think if you only watched TV, but it forbids it after the 15th week of pregnancy.
As Supreme Court Justice Alito, the author of the leaked draft, says, reasonably, there has to be a point during a pregnancy where you say, “No, you can’t abort the child.”