Letter: Supreme Court ruling returns U.S. to ‘Dark Ages’ (July 6, 2022)

Editor:

 The Republican Party and the church now own American women.

Your uterus no longer belongs to you, it belongs to the state. The state from now on will tell you what you can and can’t do with it. You have no say, no rights, no freedom.

The dissenting justices, in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Mississippi abortion case, said, “from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of. A State can force her to bring a pregnancy to term, even at the steepest personal and familial costs.”  

And they’re coming for your contraceptives (think Clarence Thomas/Republican states/church). Findings indicate that improving access to contraception during high school and beyond increases young women’s human capital formation (comm/tech skills, education, creativity, experience, problem-solving skills, mental health, and personal resilience),    but unfortunately, Republicans and the church are anti-woman.

Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett all said during their confirmation hearings that Roe v Wade was settled law that has stood the test of time, implying they would not touch it. They lied, as all Republicans and church people, in my experience, do. Beware of people convinced of their moral superiority.

Who’s going to pay for the prenatal/postnatal/postpartum and daycare of all these unwanted pregnancies? Medicaid and welfare – you.

As far as I’m concerned, the GOP/church’s overturning of Roe v Wade (with contraceptives next) makes these children their children! 

So they need to take responsibility for them all. It’s called Child Support. Fat chance, though.

Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) said, “Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government. And I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy.” 

Randolph suggested that his wife “incorporate her uterus” because Republicans would never put restrictions on a business. 

This originalist Republican court will now do away with all rights granted in the past because they just rewrote the law of precedent. This will open up many other cases for reversal.

Next they could strip fundamental legal protections from millions of poor children and adults enrolled in Medicaid and other state-administered federal assistance programs, take away their right to sue for damages when injured etc. (Health and Hospital Corp. v Talevski). In this case it’s an elderly man on medicaid in a nursing home. 

While the world has expanded abortion rights, establishing it as a human right, America is now down there with the likes of the Republic of Congo, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Gabon, Senegal, Mauritania, Suriname, Laos, and the Philippines.

We’re going back to the Dark Ages.

Diane Daiute

Sweet Home

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