As the Globe reported, the United Sates Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, allowing the states to make their own abortion laws.
Despite California already being an abortion sanctuary, state lawmakers issued statements full of hyperbole and deceit.
Unhappy about the decision, Sen. Scott Wiener, who is a lawyer, and openly gay, was hyperbolic: “Tens of millions have now lost their right to make decisions about their own bodies and their own futures.”
Seizing the moment for more melodramatic hysteria, Sen. Wiener sent out an email Saturday, again lying about what the Supreme Court actually did:
“Yesterday, the conservative Supreme Court finally showed its true colors in taking away the constitutional right to a safe abortion. And though it was a dark day for our country, I was so proud to see our community show up and declare that we will not stand by and let right-wingers control the decisions women make about their bodies.”
Wiener’s statement is patently false. He is an attorney, and knows he is being grossly dishonest.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion, and noted, “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
And as the Globe noted, Roe v. Wade was not a Constitutional right, and Congress never codified the decision in law.
Wiener continued, with even more falsehoods:“The Dobbs decision also made it clear that the Court won’t stop at abortion. They’re coming for marriage equality and contraception. (Emphasis his). They’re going to reinstate anti-sodomy laws. This is a battle for the soul of our nation and whether we’ll remain a place where people get to be who we are and make decisions about our lives.”
So, the Supreme Court is coming for your birth control pills? Gay marriage is in jeopardy? And now they’re going to reinstate anti-sodomy laws? Really?
Is this a fundraising letter? We know House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was sending out fundraising letters almost immediately after the Supreme Court decision was released.
Wiener continues:Will you be marching with me and my team in the parade this Sunday?““That’s why we need to make this year’s Pride the biggest and best one yet. We need to stand up and show the world what our incredible LGBTQ community is all about!
Politicians blatantly lie when they know their argument is weak. And this one is a doozy.