The screams of rage, gnashing of teeth, and the outrage appearing on the media since the Supreme Court announced the official opinion on Roe v Wade has been one large temper tantrum by people furious that a judicial majority dared to return power to the states.
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the court’s conservative, strict constructionist majority dug through the Constitution and could not find a constitutional right to an abortion. The justices clearly stated that, “the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
You mean the federal government must return power to the states per that old Amendment X in the Constitution? Oh, the horror! What, let states decide if medical termination of a pregnancy is approved by a majority of its voters? Shocking!
The fine folks in Mississippi have a statute that allows abortions up to fifteen weeks (i.e. almost four months.) “Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act provides that “[e]xcept in a medical emergency or in the case of a severe fetal abnormality, a person shall not intentionally or knowingly perform . . . or induce an abortion of an unborn human being if the probable gestational age of the unborn human being has been determined to be greater than fifteen (15) weeks.”
Does that sound like the Court banned abortions?
Heck California Democrats are going wild and want to spend millions of tax dollars to crank up the abortion industry. Governor Newsom and Senator Tony Atkins are hollering, if a woman wants to get rid of that baby, come on to California.
By the way, California, along with nine other states and the District of Columbia allow legal physician-assisted suicide. In forty states it is illegal. The federal government and all 50 states prohibit euthanasia under general homicide laws. The federal government does not have assisted suicide laws. Those laws are generally handled at the state level.
In the United States, the use and possession of cannabis is illegal under federal law for any purpose by way of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Yet, in 19 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and D.C. citizens have decided that the recreational use of cannabis is legal. Another 12 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands have decriminalized its use.
So now, the good citizen voters in the fifty states and territories have been given the right once again to determine if killing an unborn baby is legal or not. Sounds constitutional.
Vol. 38, No. 26 - Thursday, June 30, 2022