Skip to comments.Abortion Activist: Pro-Life Supreme Court Would Force Women to Give Birth and Take Their Kids Away
Posted on 06/29/2018 8:04:21 PM PDT by Morgana
As part of the medias hysterical reaction after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Time magazine gave ardent feminist Jill Filipovic a platform to warn about the many perils America would face if the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion is overturned.
While acknowledging that the 1973 ruling was based on womens constitutional right to privacy as legal support for an abortion, Filipovic claimed that Kennedy had been an inconsistent but important bulwark against some of the courts greater right-wing excesses, but American women wont return to the days of coat hangers and back alleys.
Filipovic began her rant by wildly speculating:
In just a few years, scores of American women could lose their right to safe, legal abortion.
But once the Senate approves another conservative justice, all bets are off. And the implications will reach much farther than abortion rights.
She then referred to a set of important decisions that enshrined privacy rights into constitutional law and extended those rights to sex and reproduction. As a result, the court held that the Bill of Rights and the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment implicitly created a zone of privacy.
As part of the Roe decision, the feminist claimed, the court ruled that the fundamental right to privacy encompassed a womans right to decide, along with her family and her doctor, whether or not to continue a pregnancy.
But if that ruling is done away with, she asserted, it could mean that there is no constitutional right to birth control either.
If Trump, the GOP and conservative legal minds succeed, we will be back to the pre-Roe days of patchwork abortion rights across the United States, when the extreme medical procedure was largely illegal in the U.S.
Filipovic also claimed: Unmarried pregnant women were routinely sent away to give birth and were coerced or sometimes forced into giving up their children for adoption and then shamed into silence.
As the reaction to Kennedys firewalling has shown, she asserted, the anti-abortion movement is creative and vindictive.
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But if the decision is overturned, the liberal author speculated, anyone who helps a woman obtain an illegal abortion including doctors and even the women themselves may also become subject to punishment.
Filipovic also asserted:
Too many women die or are seriously injured from unsafe, usually illegal abortion; annually, there are more than 25 million unsafe abortions around the world, according to the World Health Organization.
Outlawing abortion in much of the U.S. will add to those numbers.
American women wont return to the days of coat hangers and back alleys, she then declared. Medical technology has progressed significantly, and the medications that induce miscarriage are now, at least in much of the developed world, increasingly accessible.
That doesnt mean the abortion landscape will be safe, the liberal advocate next claimed. We know that the legality of abortion doesnt track with instances of abortion that is, women have abortions whether its legal or not.
Filipovic continued: If Roe goes, every woman will hear the message that her body is not her own. That she should feel ashamed for believing that she alone should make this most fundamental, life-altering decision of whether or not to bear a child. That she isnt a woman making a decision like so many others, but that she is a criminal.
Its certainly been a tough week for liberals, what with the Supreme Courts decision in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers one day and the retirement announcement by Anthony Kennedy the next. Perhaps now they can better appreciate it when the mainstream media slam conservatives and Republicans on a regular basis.
Where do kids come from, huh ?????
Is that bad?
Hoping for more Borking, I see.
Sorry guys: the Liar of the Senate has gone to his reward, as the saying goes.
We all know that making unsavory activities illegal does not stop them. But it sure does decrease their incidence.
I guess this abortion lover never heard of birth control. It actually has a pretty good record of helping women to avoid pregnancy. (What an idiot. She makes women look bad.)
Abortion is not a form of birth control, there are so many forms of birth control abortion should never be needed. If a girl gets pregnant they can prove who the father is and both should be held responsible for raising the child. Don’t give me the BS about rape that can be handled one case at a time in court.
Whose body gets torn apart in abortion, the babys body or the womans body?
Womens bodies arent having their skulls crushed, being cut up and sucked out and sold for profit by Planned Butcher and Rendering.
No the woman lives through the abortion. The babys body is shredded, not hers.
Assinine to say its her body. Its the childs body.
The Left is going “Oh noes, no more sacrifices to Moloch!”
The title of her podcast. I kid you not.
Who ever said the devil has no sense of humor?
These reprobates need a dose of Sunday School. Babies are God’s creation . . .He owns them . . . .He owns us . . .He owns the world.
More apocalyptic hysteria from the fashionable death cult.
AND WORSE THEY’D BE TAUGHT TO BE HONEST PEOPLE !!!!
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