Nothing and no one is safe with this Supreme Court

By Shay | July 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s decision to toss out nearly 50 years of precedent and “settled law” around Roe v. Wade has sent a lot of you into a distress, dismay, and depression. I get it; I really do. It upsets me, too. I do believe all of us are entitled to catch our breath and grieve …

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Nothing and no one is safe with this Supreme Court

By Shay | July 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
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The Supreme Court’s decision to toss out nearly 50 years of precedent and “settled law” around Roe v. Wade has sent a lot of you into a distress, dismay, and depression. I get it; I really do. It upsets me, too. I do believe all of us are entitled to catch our breath and grieve that the conservative justices ripped away women’s bodily autonomy and have basically set in motion all that is needed for at least 26 states to definitely or almost certainly ban abortion. But also, don’t wallow. This decision was leaked in May. We’ve known. If you thought for one second that something was going to change in the minds of those six justices just because they got caught early, you were delusional. You were warned. Going back to at least the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, you were warned. You were warned that he would probably have the chance to install at least a couple very conservative justices on the Supreme Court. Black and brown women in particular warned you, because we know how easily this country will discard rights of people it sees as second-class citizens or even lower. And women have long been among those second-class citizens. Women couldn’t really open up bank accounts and get credit cards until the 1970s without male approval. They still often have trouble getting their tubes tied, particularly if they are married and their husbands haven’t said they’re on board with the idea, too. Many in law enforcement …

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