Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SCOTUS Announces ‘Dobbs’ Decision Overturning ‘Roe’ as Dems Threaten Violence

'You're a court? Why and how do think you can enforce your rulings?'

(Ben Sellers, Headline USA) The US Supreme Court on Friday released its long-awaited opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Mississippi opinion that effectively overturned the court’s nearly 50-year-old federal abortion mandate established under Roe v. Wade.

The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” said the court’s opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito.

Alito—supported by four other justices in what is commonly considered to be the court’s “conservative” majority—argued that the basis for the original Roe decision was not in line with the U.S. Constitution when it was originally established in 1973.

Subsequent rulings—notably 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey—had used Roe as precedent while ignoring the alarming overreach that the controversial opinion asserted in its ends-justifies-the-means effort to allow pregnant women to kill their unborn children.

“The critical question is whether the Constitution, properly understood, confers a right to obtain an abortion,” Alito wrote.Casey’s controlling opinion skipped over that question and reaffirmed Roe solely on the basis of stare decisis [let the decision stand].” 

The arguments laid out in the opinion appeared, however, to come secondary to unhinged leftists who opted to use violence and polemic extremism in lieu of civil discussion or democratic debate.

Radical groups like Jane’s Revenge earlier had threatened a “Night of Rage” as federal authorities put groups like pro-life centers and Catholic churches on alert to possible acts of domestic terrorism.

Left-wing pundits, such as former CNN personality Keith Olbermann, pushed his nearly 1 million Twitter followers to “#IgnoreTheCourt” on Thursday, setting a dangerous precedent that Democrats ultimately may come to regret.

Nonetheless, the White House seemed to embrace the idea of disregarding a colateral branch of government in service of morally righteous radicalism.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to say whether the Biden administration would respect the SCOTUS rulings on abortion other recent setbacks—including a ruling that reaffirmed New Yorkers’ Second-Amendment rights, and one that allowed North Carolina lawmakers to defend the state’s voter ID law, despite the refusal of the state’s leftist attorney general to do so.

Rather than offer a direct answer on Thursday, Jean-Pierre told reporters, “we’re certainly going to respond,” reported Townhall.

Democrats in Congress likewise appeared tacitly to support the “call to arms” as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot labeled it following the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion on Dobbs in early May.

Bizarrely, Lightfoot was appealing to the LGBT community, which has little stake in the abortion issue and—in fact—has found itself at odds with traditional women’s rights groups over the question of transgenderinsm.

Lightfoot’s exhortations of violence, invoking the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling in favor of gay marriage, were yet another effort to invalidate the court as an institution by perversely claiming that its overturning of previous legal precedents it had established made it somehow illegitimate.

By that same token, however, it undermined the initial precedent that activist judges used to establish leftist causes as the defacto law of the land without facing the checks on power required of the legislative branch.

The dangerous threats of mob justice, and Democrats’ threats to pack the courts in order to secure more favorable verdicts, will only deepen the rift as leftist pollster Gallup now claims faith in the court has reached an all-time low.

Despite the dangers that the country may now be thrown even farther into political turmoil and partisan division, pro-life advocates celebrated the court’s decision to right the historical wrong of Roe.

“This is a momentous day for our nation, and Mississippi led the charge,” said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., in a statement on the case coming from his home state.

“This decision is an answered prayer, marking the beginning of the next chapter in our fight to protect the unborn,” Wicker said. “The Court’s ruling confirms what many legal experts have known for decades—that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and the power to set abortion policy should rest with the people and their elected representatives.”

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