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Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; Flagrant Hyperbole by CA Pols

California to become ‘Abortion Sanctuary State’ so women aren’t kept ‘barefoot and pregnant’

By Katy Grimes, June 24, 2022 10:16 am

The United Sates Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday.

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.”

“Like the infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe was also egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided,” Alito also said in the opinion.

Within minutes, California politicians issued statements full of hyperbole and deceit.

“The Supreme Court is criminalizing women,” said Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys). “The majority’s theological bent wants to keep women barefoot and pregnant and is a throwback to when women were property and knew their place. That past is our future if Americans don’t wake up and vote.” Hertzberg is a lawyer.

Sen. Scott Wiener, also a lawyer, was as hyperbolic: “Tens of millions have now lost their right to make decisions about their own bodies and their own futures.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s press office released a joint statement by governors of California, Oregon and Washington, announcing, “West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom.”

The “Multi-State Commitment” vows “to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.”

Within hours, President Joe Biden claimed the Supreme Court overturned a “constitutional right,” and said the decision takes America back 150 years.

Except Roe v. Wade was not a Constitutional right, and Congress never codified the decision in law.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the decision takes away “reproductive freedom” and “reproductive rights” for women.

The Supreme Court merely sent the abortion debate back to the states to decide.

Pelosi and Biden also said, “Abortion is on the ballot this fall.”

It may be for some Americans, but polling on abortion shows that it is not a priority for most Americans against inflation, gas prices, cost of living, crime and quality of life issues. And 2/3 of Americans believe abortion should not be legal after the first trimester.

Earlier this month, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Legislative Democrats, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) California, announced their intent to introduce a Constitutional Amendment to “enshrine the ‘Right to Abortion, Contraception.’”

States have this right.

Following the leaked United States Supreme Court draft decision on Roe v. Wade in which the Court voted to overturn the federal landmark  abortion decision and send the issue back to the states to decide, Democrats and the left claimed abortion rights will be struck down, and women will suffer “countless attacks on reproductive freedom and abortion access.”

The reaction to the impending decision was mass hysteria and hyperbole by abortion proponents and activists – and California Democrats. Notably, California has the most Planned Parenthood facilities of any state in the U.S. “Of the 862,320 abortions performed in the U.S. that year [2017], 132,680, or about 15%, were in California,” Planned Parenthood says.

Almost immediately, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a father of four, jumped on the band wagon following the leaked decision: “Our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced,” Newsom tweeted. “The world is about to hear their fury. California will not sit back. We are going to fight like hell.”

And Democrats vowed to draft and pass legislation to “to protect the right to abortion in the state constitution.”

Last November 2021, Planned Parenthood reported Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders “have asked a group of reproductive health experts to propose policies to bolster the state’s abortion infrastructure and prepare it for more patients.”

“Abortion providers are already girding for a surge in demand,” they said months ahead of the leaked decision.

They planned ahead on this issue, obviously anticipating how the Supreme Court would rule.

“Planned Parenthood clinics in California say they already serve about 7,000 out-of-state patients a year and are expecting a surge of new ones, especially in travel hubs like the Los Angeles area,” Planned Parenthood reported.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question,” Alito wrote. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”

The Globe will update this article.

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21 thoughts on “Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; Flagrant Hyperbole by CA Pols

  1. As with the NY gun law SCOTUS decision, this one was also 6-3; whereas Roe was 5-4. This has an effect on any future cases relating to abortion that may be planned. At 6-3, the bar for overturning THIS decision has been set much higher than Roe. Pro-abortion proponents have the right to have their day in court again, of course – this is guaranteed by the Constitution (which many of them find abhorrent).

    1. P.S. Minor correction on my comment: As I understand it, Roberts went along with the majority on the Mississippi case 6-3, but did not go with the majority on overturning Roe, which was therefore 5-4. For those who like to keep score 😉

  2. Of course we have to listen to this bilge from our Democrat politicians; among them The Worst Governor Ever – Gavin Newsom, The Worst State Senator Ever – Scott Wiener, and 1st Runner-Up for Worst State Senator Ever – Bob Hertzberg, who is now unfortunately made the runoff for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, God help us.
    On a day like this my instinct is to turn away from these people who have done nothing but show us how morally bankrupt they are and have done so much damage to the People of the State of California that it cannot possibly ever be measured and their ridiculous bloviating just sounds like blah, blah, blah, blah, blah to me.

    1. Well stated, I have the same thoughts, ShowandTell. (Blah,blah,blah…)
      These California state politicians with Newsom as the Chief Bloviator, ignore and twist the U.S. Constitution. Nowhere in the Bill of Rights does it state that a woman has the right to snuff out a life. The current justices have corrected an error, Roe v Wade decision. It now will be left up to the states.
      I watched a really good discussion on this today on the Eric Metaxas Show. Much more informative than Newsom and Wiener displaying their “toxic masculinity”., the purveyors of all things perverse.

      1. Yes to your fine comments, Cali Girl, and thanks so much for the link. A good discussion and I appreciate Eric Metaxis. An actual constitutional decision makes me hopeful for our country.

      2. But, nowhere in the Bill of Rights does it say that she does not have the right to ‘snuff out’ a life either.
        Besides, I think this is more about the beliefs of some religions than it is about the writings of our founding fathers.

        1. @Mary
          The Supreme Court has one responsibility, to uphold the constitution.
          It is not about religion or the founding fathers. The Supreme Court does not make law, Roe v. Wade violated that tenet. It made law. It now has been corrected. Take the emotion out of it and it is much easier to understand the recent decision to reverse Roe v Wade.
          States will now decide the law on abortion.

  3. The sky is falling! To listen to these hysterical Democrats, you would think all abortion just got outlawed, but it didn’t. Democrats are illogical people driven by their emotions.

  4. Masks are off the ‘Agents of Satan’ and their child sacrifices.. from abortion tourism, trafficking baby parts, trans agenda, CRT to make children compliant, vaccine/pcr test to kill and maim… We invoke the sanctity of life in California and an end to the demonic reign, in the name of Jesus Christ.

  5. What if the mothers of Gov. Newsom and the Democrat cabal that controls California had decided to abort them years ago? If they had, maybe California would still be a paradise of golden opportunity?

  6. I am totally confused (as usual)
    Gav wants to kill the unborn, but does not want to kill (execute) those that kill the born!
    It will be interesting to see the results of the vote on this constitutional amendment by the peasants in November.

    1. Think about this:

      More crime, more people live in fear and look to gov’t to be the saviors

      That is the goal to tyrannical gov’ts

  7. Very informative article , did a great job of covering all of the aspects in an easy to understand style .
    That’s important when reporting on a topic such as this one that can be confusing to some readers when there are so many complexities to it .

    I found the writing to be very well rounded and easy to follow , by focusing only on the facts which I think is imperative for good news writing, especially these days.

  8. “My Body, My Choice” …except for the government injecting you with experimental drugs. Then you have no choice.

  9. I have finally figured out why this bothers me so much, it is just plain mean.
    I think it is very mean to place more value on the life of an unborn fetus than on
    the woman who is carrying it.
    If we are going to save every embryo then we should soon see laws governing the use of IV fertility treatment, to be fair.

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