Why should protecting life bring such scorn and anger?

Jun 28, 2022 by

by Ann Farmer, TCW:

REGARDING the overturning of the Roe v Wade judgement, the Express reports that the ‘decision by the Republican-stacked nine-judge panel’ of the US Supreme Court has ‘overturned a 49-year-old case that legalised abortion’ and ‘robs millions of women of reproductive rights, including the victims of rape and incest’.

The report quotes President Joe Biden condemning the decision as ‘expressly [taking] away a constitutional right for the American people’ – ‘a realisation of extreme ideology and a tragic error of the Supreme Court’ but also inadvertently blurting out the truth that ‘the ruling means abortion rights will be determined by individual states unless Congress acts’.

As Laura Perrins commented yesterday, this is a restoration of democratic rights. Justice Samuel Alito pointed out in his 6-3 Supreme Court ruling: ‘The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.’

That was no more sufficient for the heavily pro-choice media coverage than for the raft of Leftist ‘progressive’ politicians, former President Barack Obama speciously commenting that the court had ‘relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians’.

The ‘whims of politicians’ apparently count only when said politicians back abortion. The less than disinterested British Prime Minister was also quick to jump on the bandwagon. The overturning of legal protections for abortion in the US was, Boris Johnson opined, ‘a big step backwards’. He said: ‘I have always believed in a woman’s right to choose’. No doubt he has.

Contrary to media opinion the Supreme Court has not ‘scrapped’ the Constitutional right to abortion but ruled that there never has been such a right; the Constitution was created in 1787 and far from allowing a right to kill unborn babies, it enshrined the right to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’; this is why in 1973 legal activists argued that the Constitution allowed abortion under the right to ‘privacy’.

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