June 27, 2022 |
Friday’s momentous Supreme Court decision overturning 50 years of Roe v. Wade as the law of the land drew a wild range of reactions over the weekend.
One of the most insightful, disguised as satire, was the Babylon Bee’s observation that “Dems pause January 6 hearings to call for insurrection.”
Calls for Left-wing violence began immediately after the 6-3 ruling threw out Roe on grounds that activist ideology on the 1973 Court had resulted in constitutional overreach. Friday’s ruling ignited reactions from prayerful celebrations to mob violence.
U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, standing outside the Supreme Court Building Friday, was among Congressional Democrats who denounced the decision.
Some in Congress called for the Justices to be impeached or for Joe Biden to pack the court as Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to do in the 1930s when his socialist New Deal programs kept getting struck down by courts at the height of the Depression.
Others, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, urged people to take to the streets. Thousands of pro-abortionists filled the street in front of the Supreme Court chanting “F*** this court”.
At least two Supreme Court Justices were moved to safe locations after receiving multiple threats from Left-wing domestic terrorists.
In Arizona, pro-abortionists breached the state senate building in Phoenix Friday, interrupting a vote on school vouchers. Arizona State Troopers used tear gas to disperse the mob estimated at between 7,000-8,000 people.
In Portland, Oregon, Antifa activists started a fire outside a federal courthouse that remains behind a protective barrier more than two years after far-Left rioting damaged it following Floyd George’s death in Minneapolis.
Despite the rage, Friday’s Supreme Court ruling does not outlaw abortion. In overturning Roe, the Supreme Court returned the decision to state legislatures. Each state can decide as it sees best on the emotional issue.
At least 22 states, including Wyoming, are positioned to outlaw the procedure.
Others, including South Dakota, Louisiana and Kentucky, have “trigger” bans in place to outlaw abortion now that the High Court overturned Roe. Oklahoma approved a ban prior to the Court’s decision, which will continue without contest. In all, 36 states appear ready to outlaw abortion.
The Wyoming Legislature, anticipating Friday’s ruling, passed House Bill 92 this year, outlawing abortion “except when to preserve the woman from serious risk or death.”
In signing Enrolled Act No. 57, which is triggered by the Court’s decision, Governor Mark Gordon said he believes “the decision to regulate abortions should be left to the states.” The state attorney general has 30 days from Friday’s ruling to review the decision and report to the joint interim judiciary committee and the governor for his certification.
The nine members of the Democratic caucus in the legislature released a statement calling the ruling an “attack on our liberty.” They also speculated that the ruling will result in “further assaults” on the LGBTQ community.
U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis applauded the ruling. “Abortion should have never been a federal issue to begin with, and I’m pleased the control over this issue returned to where it belongs – in the hands of duly-elected state legislatures,” said Senator Lummis. She added that she was glad to see that the leaked draft opinion and the resulting attempts to intimidate the justices overturning Roe failed.
Access to abortion is limited in Wyoming. There are no surgical abortion providers in the state. Only one clinic, in Jackson, provides medication-induced abortions, which has become more common over the past decade.
Legal experts say that states that outlaw abortions may face difficulties enforcing restrictions on abortions involving drugs because the series of pills needed may be available in other states or online. Some pro-abortionists intentionally confuse birth control pills with abortion medication in arguments about outlawing the latter. The two drugs are different. Birth control pills prevent pregnancies. Abortion pills end a pregnancy.