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Samuel Alito's leaked anti-abortion decision: Supreme Court doesn't plan to stop at Roe

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Late Monday night, Politico leaked a draft of the Supreme Court opinion, written by Alito, that would, without reservation, overturn Roe and allow states to ban abortion outright. Though heavy with legal-ese, Alito's misogyny shines through like a deplorable beacon. His contempt for the very idea that women are rights-bearing people is not hard to discern, even as he claims to hold no ill will towards them. Sewn throughout this decision is a deep, abiding belief that women simply aren't people in any meaningful sense. Alongside his contempt for women as rights-bearing people, this draft opinion is rife with loathing of any social progress made after the 19th century. Alito repeatedly notes that no right to abortion was legally established before "the latter part of the 20th century," as if the relative newness of the legal right inherently makes it illegitimate. "Until the latter part of the 20th century, there was no support in American law for a constitutional right to obtain an abortion. Zero. None," he writes, the whiny tone unmistakable. Of course, there are a plethora of rights that were not established until the latter part of the 20th century.....

Women did not have the right to use birth control, have their own credit cards or bank accounts, be paid fairly for their work, or decline sex with a husband until the latter part of the 20th century, either. Jim Crow laws and segregated schools were still legal until the latter part of the 20th century. And, crucially, the rights to have sex in the privacy of your own home — even with someone of the same sex — and to have a same-sex marriage were established even later, in the 21st century. Alito "makes it extremely clear that he is *not* including" decisions that legalized same-sex sexual relations or marriage." Republicans have elsewhere indicated that, however. After they end Roe, they're coming for Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision that legalized same-sex marriage. After all, the conservatives on the court — including Alito — voted against Obergefell the first time. Now they have another crack at it, with a majority that opposes the right. Republican politicians have admitted that they want to overturn Griswold v. Connecticut, allowing birth control to be banned again. But of course, when progressives argue that Republicans want to undo the past 70 years of progress, they get accused of hyperbole. Republicans are coming for the whole panoply of women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial equality.


This is the opening salvo in the Grand Old Taliban Party's crusade to return America to 1960, where both women and blacks knew their place .... subserviant to white males.
 

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Many Republicans have made it clear for decades that they want to return to the societal norms of the 50s. Anyone who thinks this stops at abortion is deluding themselves. They will 100% seek to revert same sex/interracial marriages in the name of "state's rights".
 

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Many Republicans have made it clear for decades that they want to return to the societal norms of the 50s. Anyone who thinks this stops at abortion is deluding themselves. They will 100% seek to revert same sex/interracial marriages in the name of "state's rights".
Republicans can't process progression, all they know is back(ward).
 

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Many Republicans have made it clear for decades that they want to return to the societal norms of the 50s. Anyone who thinks this stops at abortion is deluding themselves. They will 100% seek to revert same sex/interracial marriages in the name of "state's rights".
I hope Thomas is still there……..
 

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Some people on Fox news made a montage of all these commie talking heads talking doom and gloom. Joy Behar was particularly hilarious.
Do you really believe this garbage?
C'mon, I though you were smart, commies!
 

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Some people on Fox news made a montage of all these commie talking heads talking doom and gloom. Joy Behar was particularly hilarious.
Do you really believe this garbage?
C'mon, I though you were smart, commies!


You people have been very clear about your intentions for decades now. Why would we not believe you at this point?
 

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Some people on Fox news made a montage of all these commie talking heads talking doom and gloom. Joy Behar was particularly hilarious.
Do you really believe this garbage?
C'mon, I though you were smart, commies!
Who are you calling “commie?”
 

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more like 1860.

Women did not have the right to use birth control, have their own credit cards or bank accounts, be paid fairly for their work, or decline sex with a husband until the latter part of the 20th century, either. Jim Crow laws and segregated schools were still legal until the latter part of the 20th century. And, crucially, the rights to have sex in the privacy of your own home — even with someone of the same sex — and to have a same-sex marriage were established even later, in the 21st century.


The good old days that Trump Fan Nation gets nauseatingly reminiscent about.
 

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This is the opening salvo in the Grand Old Taliban Party's crusade to return America to 1960, where both women and blacks knew their place .... subserviant to white males.
Nothing, not one single thing is stopping the Legislature from passing a law regarding abortion.

Not
One
Thing

They need to do their job. As they also need to do with Immigration reform, political donation reform and likely a whole host of other issues.
 

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You people have been very clear about your intentions for decades now. Why would we not believe you at this point?

The number of Republicans that want to eliminate gay rights is very, very small.
Or reverse civil rights.
It's a ridiculous fear.
 

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The number of Republicans that want to eliminate gay rights is very, very small.
Or reverse civil rights.
It's a ridiculous fear.

Roughly the same percentage of Americans oppose marriage equality as they do abortion rights.
 

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Nothing, not one single thing is stopping the Legislature from passing a law regarding abortion.

Not
One
Thing

They need to do their job. As they also need to do with Immigration reform, political donation reform and likely a whole host of other issues.

They don't want to do that as it would be a voting issue. They would rather have the courts legislate so they an wipe their hands of it.
 

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The number of Republicans that want to eliminate gay rights is very, very small.
Or reverse civil rights.
It's a ridiculous fear.
Are you sure? Just a few years ago, you folks were fighting tooth and nail against same-sex marriage. Said it was going to destroy our society. Now you suddenly don't care?
 

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Are you sure? Just a few years ago, you folks were fighting tooth and nail against same-sex marriage. Said it was going to destroy our society. Now you suddenly don't care?

Obama was once against gay marriage, too.

I personally don't care. But I'm a rare California Republican.
 

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Obama was once against gay marriage, too.

I personally don't care. But I'm a rare California Republican.
Sure, people generally can change their mind. But this army of people just ranting over how terrible this was, how many actually did change their minds and how many have just shut up because they know they've lost that battle?
 

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Salon? Seriously?
Yes seriously. They are left, but they are also truthful.

Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
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Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
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Obama was once against gay marriage, too.

I personally don't care. But I'm a rare California Republican.
Promoting one of the R urban legends...The first thing you believe should be the only thing you believe.
 

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Yes seriously. They are left, but they are also truthful.

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Have you ever READ salon?

No more questions, your honor...
 

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