CNN's Jeffrey Toobin thinks the decision will be overturned in less than two years. Are you in agreement with him, or do you think the conservative court will chip away at it instead? Or, do you think it will remain safe?
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jun 30, 2018 0:48:32 GMT
the thought that so nearly five decades of progress could be reversed because of a single presidential election is...depressing to say the least. I don't even want to think about honestly. I want to say "It's 2018 for fuck's sake!" but clearly that means nothing anymore. Scores of vile, backwards, small-minded, hateful, uncaring assholes continue to live in this country and now they have power. If Roe v. Wade gets overturned it truly will confirm what Hitchens wrote in 2007: Religion fucking poisons every fucking thing (paraphrased).
Feel terrible for the millions of women who might be affected by this.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jun 30, 2018 1:05:51 GMT
I'll also add how typical it would be for a religiously motivated decision like this to happen even without the support of voters (overturning Roe v. Wade barely has majority support among Republicans let alone any other political group), given religious individuals' tendency to try to dictate other people's morals and choices regardless of whether those morals and choices negatively affect others or society at large, and even in many cases where those choices are beneficial (attempts to obstruct stem cell research or sex education for example). It's this dictatorial tendency that's been with America ever since the Salem Witch Trials and this decision would confirm that even without majority support, it's still with us. What a bleak time to be non-religious in America.