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Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

Original post made on Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 24, 2022, 10:55 AM

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Posted by roaksinri
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on Jun 24, 2022 at 4:11 pm

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This is why I do not support the Voice or Spotlight- the lack of fair and balanced reporting. We are basically served CNN and MSNBC "lite". You do not even pretend to offer the "other side's" opinion, preferring to just be a mouthpiece for the West Coast Liberals and Progressives. The lamentations of "the end of democracy" is laughable. Too bad you're not print media- you are perfect for lining birdcages and shredding up for the cat litter box...


Posted by Leslie Bain
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 24, 2022 at 5:24 pm

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This decision is pretty scary stuff.

"The Constitution makes no reference to abortion,"

It does not make reference to corporations, computers, or iphones either. Apparently if something did not exist in 1788, forget about constitutional protections today. The Constitution is supposed to be a Framework, not detailed and itemized legislation.

"any such right must be 'deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition' and 'implicit in the concept of ordered Liberty.'"

Define "deeply rooted". And see my first point. Apparently if something did not exist in 1788, forget about constitutional protections today. 50 years of legalized protections is "deeply rooted".

Dred Scott decisions live on ... I am horrified, but this is what happens when BOTH PARTIES, Red and Blue, slowly march to the right.


Posted by LongResident
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on Jun 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm

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It's a bad thing on the face of it, but it is likely to lead to Democrats taking over in such states as Florida and Texas. They will reform those states' (christian fundamentalist) religiously inspired over reaching limits on abortion, which is a tradition that has existed for centuries, despite the ignorant Supreme Court opinion author's misinformation.


Posted by Leslie Bain
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 24, 2022 at 6:06 pm

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Great post by David Sirota about this decision. Web Link

"It Is Time For Dems To Fear Their Own Voters

We’re here because GOP politicians fear their base, while Democratic politicians don’t. That must change."

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"While Republican normie voters were being radicalized by Fox News and talk radio, Democratic normie voters were being anesthetized by NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and MSNBC, which taught them to believe that an extremist like John Roberts is a lovable moderate, Mike Pence is an American hero, George Bush is a decent guy, and an operative who installed Sam Alito on the court is a warrior for democracy."

"That media machine convinced Democratic normies to believe the highest calling of citizenship was to simply line up behind party-approved candidates, crush progressive challengers in primaries, and “vote blue, no matter who” in general elections — and then do nothing more, even when “electable” conservative Democrats lost and the few winners produced no change. The worst thing anyone could do, they taught viewers, was criticize, pressure, or protest Democratic leaders to try to get them to do anything."

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"So here’s the bad news: Because this dynamic allowed Democratic leaders to never feel the heat of accountability, they never wielded their power to make a serious effort to avert the current nightmare. In many cases, they did the opposite."

The Dems have a brand of being the party of the people. The branding remains, even though the Dems are NOT THAT PARTY ANYMORE - Web Link

The exact wrong thing to do is just go to the polls and "Vote Blue No Matter Who". That is essentially rewarding the Blue Team for not actually FIGHTING for those who put them into office. I've watched as Joe Manchin D-WV became a darling of the party, and helped anti-choice politicians gain power. It's been absolutely maddening to watch. But it kind of happens in slow motion, and most people don't pay attention until something awful happens, as it did today.


Posted by Richt
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 26, 2022 at 7:29 pm

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"The decision doesn't end rights granted in individual states, and abortion is still legal in California."
Right there lies the problem. The reporters and politicians see our rights as being "granted" by the government TO We the People rather than belonging to We the People in the first place. People really need to read the full Constitution and the Amendments. Those who support abortion, as i do, should see that the 13th Amendment by itself protects abortion rights. Problem is nobody has argued that in a court case so the SCOTUS has never had to address that. NONE of our "rights" have been "granted" to We the People by act of government. Acts of government can only recognize or violate our rights. Government cannot create rights. Only privileges can be "granted" by an act of government. And once the government does grant a privilege to one citizen the 14th Amendment requires that privilege must be granted equally to all citizens. Gay marriage for example. As long as the media says "granted" or implies our rights come from the government we have a major problem. Anyone else get that?


Posted by Johnny Yuma
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 27, 2022 at 10:16 am

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This nation insists on marching backwards. Do the unimaginable: beat the GOP at the midterm elections.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 28, 2022 at 4:46 pm

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Let me see, Justice Thomas wants, in his concurring opinion, to roll back such privacy protection as marriage rights? Oh, when repeal of "Loving v. Virginia" brings back anti-miscegenation law? Won't his best friend "Ginnie" be sad/mad?


Posted by Richt
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

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Yes, Thomas by himself did far more damage to his own agenda than the ruling itself. He has been his own worst enemy. Something many people...do.


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