There is no doubt that the U.S. Supreme Court has made some major blunders in their history. After all, the members of the court are human like the rest of us and capable of mistakes. Haven’t we all messed up from time to time? One of the more notorious instances of this was the Plessy v. Ferguson case establishing the “Separate but Equal” doctrine for segregated education. Some would argue that the ruling to allow a mandate to purchase health insurance in 2012 was pretty bad too. But perhaps the most egregious instance was the nationwide legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
While both liberals and conservatives have held a position that “if you don’t like a law, work to change it,” this now only seems to be only applicable to the party of the right side of the isle. Conservatives and true scholars of the Constitution focused on constructionism have been fighting to change the law for almost half a century. And now that it could happen based on the results of an upcoming decision on a law in Mississippi, left-leaning radicals are losing their minds.
First off, the fact that a draft majority opinion was leaked to the public on this case is wrong and likely illegal. We are a nation that is sadly becoming far too comfortable with “leaked” material and that had to change fast. It is unethical at best and as I said, possibly illegal. Those found responsible should face the full wrath of the legal system.
Second, we now have some mysterious group coming out of the woodwork called Ruth Sent Us, clearly a play off on former justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. These radical people have publicized the home addresses on the six justices likely to vote against their beloved abortion machine. Doxing is not only a disturbing and reprehensible process but also very dangerous. All of the justices have families and some of them have young children. If they want to protest at the Supreme Court by all means go for it, but homes should be off limits in any civil society. Congress, when it is more able to avoid political game playing and take their job seriously, should introduce a bill to criminal doxing once and for all.
As if that wasn’t enough, this same organization is now encouraging pro-choice citizens to disrupt Catholic masses and harass those attending them. What kind of people do this? It’s pure lunacy.
From a purely academic and legalistic standpoint, we are finally acknowledging to some extent that the outcome of Roe v. Wade was based on a concept that doesn’t exist within the Constitution. There is no right to privacy in the Constitution and that was the entire basis for the ruling in the first place.
We have also learned more about the science of life in the last 50 years. The left tends to tell people to “follow the science” as has been the case with Covid. However, I wonder if this only applies if the science if convenient for them. Medical knowledge has long shown that fetuses are more than just a clump of random cells even if some still refuse to accept that.
Despite what the media and these radicals would have you believe, the truth of what this decision by the court would mean is far from the reality of what they portray. It would not take away the ability for women to be the procedure. It would simply allow the states to decide for themselves and would allow the will of the people of those states to be heard. We are supposed to be a democracy after all. What could be more democratic than that?