Megathread: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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  2. Here they come. It's not surprising to anyone who was paying attention. US Women: this court won't be happy until you are all barefoot and pregnant.

  3. It is genuinely fucking insane to me that contraception is in the cross hairs. Obviously everything else is disgusting too, but condoms? Are you serious?

  4. But not Loving because he's an ideologically inconsistent fascist criminal who only cares about the power to hurt others.

  5. Meanwhile, my state (Texas) has promised to (checks notes)...sue people who might have had abortions and put bounties on them...

  6. FYI: Clarence Thomas filed a concurring opinion that calls for consideration to overturn the right to contraception, same-sec marriage, and privacy in the bedroom. WTF.

  7. I remember about a month ago that Bill Maher said that the gays were narcissistic for being worried about gay rights when it came to Roe VS Wade.

  8. You're absolutely right to be worried. Women, gays, minorities, everyone that doesnt want to live a theocratic hell is in danger

  9. BREAKING: Clarence Thomas just filed a concurring opinion to Dobbs calling for the court to consider overturning the right to contraception, same-sex marriage, and privacy in the bedroom.

  10. Yes. They all lied to the Senate, while under oath. But there will be no consequences, because they broke the law while Republican.

  11. I'll never get over the fact that the party that constantly fearmongers their voters that their rights will be taken away, is actually the party that literally take people's rights away.

  12. I would give just about anything for this to be the scarlet letter she wears for the rest of her miserable life.

  13. Even worse, the government can force your wife to wait until she’s either septic or a fetus no longer has a heartbeat, even if her placenta has detached, the pregnancy is no longer viable, and every hour increases the risk of fatal infection.

  14. I guess conservatives ARE for big government controlling your life after all. Hypocrites and cowards is all they will ever be.

  15. The root cause of abortion is unwanted pregnancy. If conservatives wanted to save fetuses from abortion, they would support contraception and sex-education. No, they oppose those.

  16. I heard “They swore under oath they considered it settled law, Roe’s not in any danger and nor are Griswold, Obergefell, or any others” a lot during the hearings for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett.

  17. I'm sure they'll blame Biden somehow. These people tell whatever lie they gets them free of the moment

  18. I had a miscarriage last year and they had to give me pills to shift the last of it. It was over fairly quickly and I made a full physical recovery with no lasting side effects This qualifies as a medical abortion (as opposed to a surgical abortion).

  19. Surprised it wasn't late in the day too so they could all get out town before it hit the fan.

  20. Unfortunately, Trump's legacy will continue long after this decision. The GOP getting him 3 supreme court seats is truly remarkable and a perversion of the system.

  21. The anti-abortion movement has never represented the majority of Americans in my lifetime. It's biggest notoriety in the past 30+ years was bombing buildings and killing doctors.

  22. It's hard to fight people that make banning abortion their only political goal in life. They would gleefully toss out the entire constitution to make it happen.

  23. I'm 60, was a youth of 12 when Roe v Wade. I never thought I'd see the day when a woman's RIGHT (which we all know that's what it's truly about) was stripped away. I am so disgusted with this country. I did a search of countries that allow abortion & found this map and sadly thought that USA's Category 5 (most lenient) will soon change & what's sadder is that Russia (unless it too changes) will be more lenient that us. Sad F'in day for sure. Next will be Gay Marriage, Healthcare Coverage for Gay partners or spouses & well anything else that doesn't fit into the "Lily White Religious" mindset.

  24. Makes you wonder who leaked the draft and what their motivation was for doing so. It looks like there was no change in the lineup from the leaked draft to the final product.

  25. One theory is that at least one of the GOP justices was wavering; if they changed their mind after the draft was leaked it could be spun as them giving in to Democratic pressure so the idea was to force them to stay signed on.

  26. America announces its departure from western civilization and takes a fifty-year step backwards in history. Congratulations. All for the sake of pandering to a brainwashed conservative base so that the GOP can continue to exist while assaulting everything to do with basic human decency. It is a society in the process of collapse.

  27. They're probably gonna find a way to arrest women at the airport for going to California if they're in a state that makes it illegal to get an abortion.

  28. As someone who isn't from the USA and doesn't live there, watching this happen from the outside is mind boggling.

  29. Been saying this was coming since 2016, gay marriage and birth control access is next. Does anyone really thing this is where their theocratic dreams stop?

  30. What a disgusting and predictable ruling. The right wing has finally achieved a goal they've had for decades. They've given states the freedom to control women's bodies and the bodies of anyone with a uterus.

  31. Abortion wasnt ended today. Safe abortion was. This will cause unending horror for women across this country. May these charlatans reap what they have sown.

  32. All of this because a historically unpopular one term president some how got to nominate 1/3 of the court.

  33. A twice impeached, failed reality show host, who isn't even 100% pro-life, was allowed to place 3 Supreme Court Justices.

  34. So this means that we'll be expanding benefits for early childhood care, education, and healthcare for pregnant women, right...?

  35. As an ICU RN my case load for septic woman trying for unsafe abortions is about to skyrocket. After Covid I don’t know if I can do this again.

  36. It was such an unbearable Government overreach to require these people to wear masks in a highly contagious global outbreak. Their body, their choice!

  37. I think this may be the single biggest backslide for this country I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. Roe always felt like it was set in stone; if they can reverse this, what else is on the table? Or more to the point, what isn’t?

  38. next comes the right to marry for LGBTQ folks. I hope those gay republicans get even more egg on their face. Cause honey, us gays are in danger. We're next.

  39. “Roe is settled law” -Brett Kavanaugh, lying to elected officials to get a job for life, appointed by a disgraced and impeached former president, 2018.

  40. Isn’t it fuckin tight how 1/3rd of the Supreme Court was appointed by a one term twice impeached President who had millions more people vote against him than for him the two time he ran and who is currently under investigation for literally trying to overthrow the US government?

  41. Justice Thomas, how far back in history do we want to go? Ya see the progress we've made has lead to new rights. We wouldn't want a person to be say...3/5ths as valuable.

  42. I remember being pretty frantic on Election night in 2016 when Republicans won the executive branch, and both houses of the legislative branch.

  43. I live in rural PA and 10 minutes ago my coworker announced "Yes, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade". Our other coworker said "about damn time". We are all women, all mothers as well. I'm staying silent and not talking to them.

  44. For anyone wondering how a single term president could ruin a country for years, here you go. This is how, and it'll keep coming because the orange is out of office but the justices he put in the SCOTUS will be there a long long time.

  45. It takes more than just him. McConnell set the stage over a year ahead of time by blocking Obamas duely deserved pick. He also then turned on maximum hypocrisy by rushing through Trumps third pick with just weeks left in his term. Trump was gifted 2 seats by McConnell. So while yes, a single term for a terrible president is bad, he is not the one chiefly responsible for the illegitimate conservative majority we have on the court today.

  46. “Like the infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe was also egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided.”

  47. Yesterday, Thomas wrote approvingly of Chief Justice Taney’s decision in Dred Scott. This is what that wing of the Court believes.

  48. A truly problematic ruling. This has a good chance to trigger the end of birth control, IVF, same sex marriage and other rights based on the same legal principles at the very least in red states. Poor women will die. They did before Roe v. Wade and it will happen now. I guess we are really gonna need all those corporations who are people to step up and be the front line of the fight now.

  49. Fuck these conservative Christian hypocrites. They won't wear a mask because they say it is their choice what to do with their bodies then they take away women's rights to make decisions about their bodies.

  50. Amy Coney Barret in confirmation hearing: "Cases [like Roe] are so well settled that no political actors and no people seriously push for their overruling."

  51. Clarence Thomas just filed a concurring opinion to Dobbs calling for the court to consider overturning the right to contraception, same-sex marriage, and privacy in the bedroom.

  52. Remember how Kavanaugh and Barret testified that they considered Roe to be "settled law?" Does that mean anything, legally speaking? Does it count as perjury?

  53. It’s not an unfounded fear to argue this is going to lead to loss of gay rights, contraceptive access, and even the civil rights act of 1964 being overturned like conservative outlets are parroting as we speak.

  54. Fuck this. Fuck Roberts for grandstanding and fuck the holier than thou cronies Kavanaugh, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Barrett.

  55. Christian zealots are honestly the worst. Like y’all don’t want abortions, even in the case of rape and incompatibilities with life, then don’t get an abortion.

  56. Let's not forget that 3 justices were appointed by presidents who didn't win the popular vote. These are unelected radicals who's terror is just beginning.

  57. The people who wanted this don’t even understand what it will mean. There are a lot of women who miscarry a baby, but it doesn’t all come out naturally. In a state that bans abortion a doctor is prohibited from clearing the dead fetus out now. Sepsis and death, and if you escape that, at the least it is unbelievable mental anguish. This is a ridiculous place to be in this day and age.

  58. Republicans sure are quick to forget about the statistically significant link between the legalization of abortion and the decline in the crime rate.

  59. The opinion reads:"The concurring opinion by Justice Thomas says in the future the court should also reconsider rulings that protected contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage”

  60. At what point do We the People start considering this court an illegitimate political hack job? A hopefully soon-to-be convicted criminal one-term president who directly use his Office for overt and blatant monetary gain and then attempted to overthrow democracy so he could keep doing it was allowed to appoint three Supreme Court justices to its ranks, while a two-term president who did a decent job before him got to appoint none. All in the name of embedding GQP authoritarian pseudo-Christian fascism into this nation, a plan which is so far working.

  61. The irony is that in addition to being an unconstitutional ruling it is also an unbiblical one: Fetuses were never considered full people in the Old Testament. We know this because of Leviticus and Numbers.

  62. Our country is being held hostage by minority religious extremists. No different than Afghanistan.

  63. This AND the Jan 6th hearings need to be front and center through midterms and through 2024, both equally loud, nonstop. The GOP has pissed off so much of this country at this point we need to yell over their shenanigans and grandstanding and keep this in people's minds. Get them out of office and finally get control of the government to fix everything they've broken.

  64. Weird that in Clarence Thomas's concurrence he starts listing other cases that need to be looked at but conveniently doesn't mention Loving at all

  65. How does this make America great? How does removing human rights with 50 years of precedent help anybody?

  66. Supreme Court justices need a fixed term limit the court has become increasingly politicized and appointments for life are no longer acceptable.

  67. Well, I was looking for a way to migrate to the US with my girlfriend in about 2-3 years time. Guess we need to find a different country we agree on…

  68. So does this mean if a woman or child gets raped she’s going to be forced to have a baby she don’t want ?

  69. Seriously, the writing's on the wall. One more Republican president, a majority of Republicans in Congress and I cannot imagine the direction they are going to take the country or end it.

  70. Not that it will ever matter, I just want to point out that the people happy about this live their life by a book that has explicit instructions on how to perform an abortion.

  71. The religious right ruins every fucking country with its dogma. It’s stupid people doing stupid things because they think their god wants them too. When the FUCK are we going to be done with this… when the fuck are we going to stop legislating to appease a made up men in the sky. I’m so fucking over prioritizing idiots’ religious worldviews over logic and practicality.

  72. "The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus, but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn."

  73. how can you look at this and the failed insurrection and the constant school shootings and not realize this country is bleeding out

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