EDITORIAL: Outrage over court activism won’t restore women’s rights, only voting can do that

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There is no time for despair over the loss of critical women’s rights eradicated last week by Supreme Court judicial activists.

Residents in Colorado and in every state must move quickly and decisively to build the case for voters to remove elected far-right extremists from positions of the minority power they abuse, endangering even more American rights and freedoms.

The vast majority of Americans already agree that, at the very least, women in the United States should never be forced to carry to term pregnancies caused by rapists or die being forced to suffer ectopic pregnancies or life-threatening obstetric medical issues.

And the vast majority of Americans, regardless of their views of abortion, clearly understand that the question of abortion rights is one of government intrusion.

It is untenable and unconscionable that anyone, especially an elected or appointed official, should be empowered to impose their will on women, their bodies and lives.

Decisions about reproduction, abortion and all other health matters belong only to the individual women whom they impact.

The time has passed to ensure that those appointed and elected to protect the rights of Americans faithfully yield to their promises and oaths. Instead, the court system has been corrupted by former President Donald Trump and recent past Senate chambers as they stacked courts, including the Supreme Court, with frauds, activists and liars.

Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett have made clear they actually are the political activists Americans were warned they were.

It’s unclear how the legislative and executive branches of the government can protect Americans from a Supreme Court gone rogue with judicial activists. Complicit members of Congress or the federal administration, however, will only hasten the slide toward a theocracy like the one that wields control over citizens in Iran. There, as currently here, court-clergy claim the rights of the government outweigh the rights of citizens, and especially those of women.

Americans are aghast that assurances they were given regarding the half-century old and reaffirmed Roe v. Wade decision were undermined by a reprobate court citizens can no longer trust.

Millions fear that neither these activist justices nor the politicians that placed them there will stop at women’s rights.

The only preemptive defense Americans have voting out of office those who either have no objection to how women were abused by this decision, or worse, those who actively support it and seek to further limit the rights of women or other Americans. 

The uphill battle isn’t persuading Americans how unjust these regimes are — about two-thirds of Americans disapproved of the Supreme Court undermining the Roe v. Wade decision, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll from last week. An NPR Marist poll revealed that 57% of Americans saw the Supreme Court decision as based on politics, not law.

The battle will be in persuading every one of those who object to register to vote and mark their ballot for elected leaders who agree with them about how barbaric this Supreme Court scheme has been and those who either support it or ignore it. 

With national and state elections just a few short months away, the time for action in regaining critical rights for women is now. 

 

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Tawny Fox
Tawny Fox
1 month ago

We voted blue to get the fascists out. Dems hold two of the branches of government. Biden swore he’d codify Roe v. Wade. Here we are.

Voting ain’t doing it.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago
Reply to  Tawny Fox

President Biden can’t unilaterally codify anything. He said he’d push for that, but the Congress and the Senate must pass the laws. And the Senate isn’t about to do anything that the people want, especially with the fillibuster. You are right–it’s business as usual in that body.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

The “people” don’t support abortion all the way up until the kids feet emerge from the magic birth canal, like you do, Joe. You abortion-on-demanders are in the vast minority, no more than 25 percent of the population, if that.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Tawny Fox

Yes, because in your puny neo-marxist mind, any path that doesn’t lead to your side’s victory is sliding towards fascism. You cluster B-afflicted freaks haven’t come up with any new material in the 50 years since “Counterrevolution and Revolt” was published.

History doesn’t have a side, and historic determinism doesn’t exist.

Jeff Ryan
Jeff Ryan
1 month ago

“Our” side didn’t follow the an infantile “president’s” urging to storm the nation’s capitol because he lost an election.

“Your” side did.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Ryan

Open wide, clinger–you’re about to get more historic determinism steamrolled down your throat.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago

Unfortunately, voting is not going to change the make-up of the Supreme Court. The die was cast when one man–Mitch McConnell–refused to allow the Senate to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland’s nomination. At this point, we need to expand the Court and impeach Clarence Thomas.

But Democrats are too meek and compliant to fight back against republican autocracy, so we have what we have. I hate to have to say it, but we need to elect bad people like the republicans do–people who can fight fire with fire and play by their rules.

Bones
Bones
1 month ago

hahahahaha.

yes, voting will work. We’re just YEARS too late. McConnell’s stolen SCOTUS seats will be on the court for too many years for today’s voter to make a difference.

Dems need to borrow the tactics used by God’s Own Party over the past 50 years. They’ve killed doctors. They abuse women seeking reproductive treatment. And they twist the words of their God to lie, cheat and steal.

Rick
1 month ago

There was no Right taken away. No where in the constitution did it say that you have the right to an abortion. 10th amendment gives the power to the states. Good thing you live in Colorado where you can butcher the unborn right up until birth.

Jeff Ryan
Jeff Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick

No, the Supreme Court said there’s a right to abortion.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Ryan

Thanks for admitting that no right was taken away, then, Jeffy-poo.