Remember the hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court nominees? Remember when asked, each of them said that Roe is “settled law” and has been for 50 years and each vowed they had “no agenda?” Remember when the female Senators from Alaska and Maine believed them and voted for their elevation to SCOTUS? Well according to a draft opinion leaked today and published in Politico, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Coney Barret are joining Alito and the hack Thomas, whose wife is a fascist who tried to overturn democracy in America, to overturn Roe.
We knew these good Catholic kids would do it -all along. It’s not a surprise. Just a shock. The day is here and no longer a secret. Chief Justice John Roberts is soon to be elevated to the level of Justice Taney – worst in American history.
If Roe is overturned abortion rights will revert to individual states, half of which have already restricted abortion rights. The next step for Republicans will be to make it the law of the land whenever they take both the legislative branches and the Presidency. After that will come the attack on contraception.
Toritto knows these things.
If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years — not just on women but on all Americans.
Its a good day to remember Sherri Finkbein.
Back in 1962…
For those of you to young to remember: The BBC Reported:
“1962: Abortion mother returns home
An American mother-of-four is on her way home amid a storm of controversy after being given a legal abortion in Sweden.
Sherri Finkbine, a TV presenter from Phoenix in Arizona, was denied an abortion in her home state following intense negative publicity surrounding her case.
The 30-year-old mother decided to terminate her fifth pregnancy after discovering that tranquilizers she had taken in the first few weeks of her pregnancy contained the drug Thalidomide.
In recent months there has been increasing evidence suggesting Thalidomide causes severe fetal deformities including missing limbs, deafness and blindness.
Mrs Finkbine, host of children’s television programme “Romper Room”, told her story to the local newspaper, believing it would alert other mothers in the same situation to the dangers of the drug.
But she became the focus of an intense anti-abortion campaign and worldwide public condemnation.
The negative publicity led her local hospital in Phoenix to withdraw a tentative offer of a legal abortion for fear they may be held criminally liable – the current law in Arizona states that abortion can only be carried out to save the mother’s life.
Mrs Finkbine and her husband, Robert, a school teacher, took the case to the Arizona State Supreme Court but were unsuccessful.
Despite vilification from anti-abortionists across the United States and the world she flew to Sweden where the operation was carried out.
After the operation it was confirmed that the fetus had no legs and only one arm .
When she returned to Phoenix Mrs. Finkbine’s local doctor asked her to register with another physician.
She was dismissed from her job, and her husband was suspended from his high school teaching post.
Their children were hounded, anonymous death threats poured in by post and telephone and the press swarmed around their home”
I remember Sherry and I will continue to support choice. I never thought I would see the day when an American woman could drive to Mexico to get an abortion she couldn’t get in Mississippi, Oklahoma or Texas.
Lest we forget.