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Bittersweet

On June 30, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court making her the first Black woman to hold this position. I recall how much pride and emotion her nomination held for me and so many others.

But, I feel sorry for her. Does she still want the position? The precedent that the majority of SCOTUS just overturned of Roe v Wade is a slippery slope for so many other freedoms and attacks on privacy. (I bet Loving v Virginia remains intact. Not that it shouldn’t, but the hypocrisy is blatant.) A precedent that was not found faulty in its legal foundation but rather the personal opinions of justices…

What’s worse is that on the proverbial other hand, recent rulings have upheld loosened gun laws, greater latitude for possible infringement on individual rights (by police and politicians), blurred separation of church and state and regulations that impede climate change.

U.S. History shows us that SCOTUS can be expanded if and when necessary, but unfortunately I don’t imagine Biden would take that bold step. Nor do I envision him changing the lifetime term.

As a lifetime position, there is time for the tide to shift. However, in the meantime, how many minority opinions will she, Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan write?

 

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Rape, Abortion and Pregnancy

The GOP just cannot shut up about┬árape and keeps sharing their horrific views. All these men wanting to make this decision… it would be laughable, if it was not so demeaning…

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Family, Health, Politics, women

 

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Malarky

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Once I began watching the vice presidential debate, I remembered why I usually don’t…foreign policy. Admittedly, most of that goes over my head with the joint chiefs and names of cities and townships that I don’t know. I like the broad overview, not the granular… I felt a bit more knowledgable with the question regarding embassy security and the handling of the attack in Lybia. However, I was completing the financials for a college scholarship online application, so my attention was elsewhere.

It was not until Martha lobbed the abortion question did my focus return to the debate. I wanted to hear two men debate this as an issue of POLICY. Let’s outlaw abortion and force all babies to be born; then let’s gut the budget of any programs that will assist that child and mother to flourish.

To think that men have an inkling of understanding about abortion is malarky. To stand on your religious and moral beliefs to oppose abortion is malarky. Just ask all of the clergymen and politicians (especially Catholic ones) whose teen daughter, niece, granddaughter, sister or girlfriend has tiptoed across state lines to have a quiet procedure. Oh, you probably can’t because they either have no clue or will go to the grave with that skeleton. My point? It is easy to grandstand until it’s personal.

Women should govern their bodies- period. If the father wants to be involved, then they decide on something so personal and difficult. Repealing Roe v. Wade is, say it with me, malarky.

 
 

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