Roe v. Wade: Women Have Just Been Declared Second-Class Citizens (Remember to Smile, Ladies)
America got Trojan-horsed by the enemy within.
I haven’t been this angry—or disappointed in America—since watching the George Floyd video. I experienced the same white-hot outrage at watching in helpless disbelief as a government institution designed to protect us openly and smugly flaunts injustice.
Sadly, there are even more similarities between the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the George Floyd murder: it is the willful subjugation, humiliation, marginalization, and enslavement of a group based only on their physical attributes. The Republicans don’t want to confiscate guns, just ovaries. The United States now allows abortion laws that are more restrictive than when the country was founded. The colonies in 1776 were more amenable to abortion than Oklahoma and Texas in 2022.
The abortion issue is also similar to the George Floyd protests in that the will of the majority of Americans is being thwarted by a minority of conservatives less interested in conscience than in grooming pliable voters. According to Gallup, 85% of Americans think abortion should be available in some or all circumstances, while 35% believe it should be available in all circumstances. Only 13% say it should be illegal in all circumstances. And yet illegal in all circumstances is the law being enacted by eight states, with five more allowing exceptions only for rape and incest. And more states are lining up to hop aboard the FU America train as it time-travels back to the Middle Ages. No witches allowed.
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How is it possible that such restrictive laws can be passed when only 13% of the people support them? It is a slow-motion overthrow of democracy through GOP gerrymandering, voter restrictions targeting minorities and the poor, stoking racial fears, and the ignorance and complacency of voters too busy preparing for Fourth of July barbecues to do their actual patriotic duty of preserving democracy.