The Supreme Court is hearing one of the most significant cases in recent history regarding the future of Roe v. Wade.
Legislators are not supposed to try to influence the court on decisions, but Democrats, including Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), have been throwing around veiled threats all week.
Pelosi being the most recent, telling the court that if it does not strike down the Mississippi abortion law, the court will lose its “legitimacy.”
Reproductive Health Care
Democrats continue to push the narrative that abortion is reproductive health care, which I believe is a major mistake.
In very few cases is abortion actually considered “health care,” meaning the mother’s life is in danger and an abortion is needed.
The overwhelming majority of abortions are an elective procedure to kill an unborn child.
If the Supreme Court upholds the Mississippi legislation, it will not be overturning Roe v. Wade, but it will put stricter rules to protect the unborn.
Even so, Pelosi stated, “As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it has the opportunity and responsibility to honor the Constitution, the law and the basic truth: every woman has the constitutional right to basic reproductive health care.
“Mississippi’s radical abortion ban, part of a nationwide assault against women’s freedoms targeting in particular women of color and women from low-income communities, is brazenly unconstitutional and designed to destroy Roe v. Wade. Yet again, Republicans are trying to control a woman’s most personal decisions about her body and her family and are trying to criminalize health care professionals for providing reproductive care.”
The constitutional right to an abortion has been repeatedly affirmed. Any failure to fully strike down the Mississippi ban would seriously erode the legitimacy of the Court, as the Court itself warned in its ruling in Casey, and question its commitment to the rule of law itself.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 1, 2021
The new rule would limit abortions to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The Democrat worry is that if this law is able to stand, the Texas law could possibly pass as well, which cuts that abortion window by more than half.
Pelosi is now basically calling the Supreme Court a kangaroo court if she does not get her way, opening the door to criticism of every Supreme Court decision from here on out.
As I have stated before, I do not always like the decisions that come from the court, but I respect them as the ultimate measure of justice.
This is about as fair and balanced a bench as we have had in decades, so we all just have to live with this decision regardless of how it comes down.
Source: Daily Caller