This is the Abortion Case Clarence Thomas Has Wanted for 30 Years
Don’t be surprised if Chief Justice John Roberts shows up at the Supreme Court this week wearing his pink yarn hat from the anti-Trump Women’s March. That’s because the high court is hearing oral arguments this Wednesday in one of the most important abortion cases since 1992.
There will also be much wailing, gnashing of teeth, and wearing of Handmaid’s Tale costumes by protesters outside the court. Just don’t call it an insurrection if they try to claw the doors of the court open with their fingernail again, as they did during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
It’s a case that Justice Clarence Thomas has been asking the court to take up for years, but this time, he may actually have some allies on his side.
The Associated Press is fretting that this case could mean the total end of the practice of abortion in all 50 states; it would “wipe it away altogether.” Like everything that the American left says about abortion, this is a complete and total lie. The case is a challenge against a 2018 law passed in Mississippi, which bans all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Previous iterations of the Supreme Court, with more liberal justices, have never allowed states to ban abortions prior to 24 weeks, when the baby can survive outside the womb.
Since liberals, the mainstream media, Hollywood, Jeffrey Epstein’s pals and everyone who voted for Hillary Clinton are not the sharpest tools in the shed when it comes to the “law,” here are the actual implications of this case.
If the Supreme Court upholds the Mississippi law, it means that Mississippi will keep that law on the books. The law will not apply in California, Connecticut, or anywhere else. Just Mississippi. It also does not mean that all abortions will be banned in every corner of America, as the blazingly dishonest and/or stupid mainstream media is claiming. This is not a challenge to Roe v. Wade. The law will only apply in Mississippi. If other states then choose to mirror the Mississippi law with new legislation, they will have the right to do so, since the Supreme Court will have set that as a new standard.
But anyone who tells you that this is the end of all abortion in America, as the AP and MSNBC are claiming, is a liar. The Associated Press is claiming that if the Supreme Court upholds this Mississippi law, which restricts abortions after 15 weeks, it will mean that Roe v. Wade is completely overturned. Their mental gymnastics are strong on this one.
It also gives you an insight into how liberals view the Supreme Court: They think that it’s a legislative branch that can impose new laws across the entire country.
With all that being said, this is a big case. Especially for Justice Clarence Thomas. For the past 30 years, he has been the only Supreme Court Justice to publicly proclaim that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. He’s not shy about it, either. He has stated in public speeches and in court rulings that a “right” to an abortion simply does not exist in the US Constitution.
Thomas is correct, of course. Roe v. Wade, as it was decided in 1973, was a negativist ruling on states’ rights as opposed to a positivist ruling. Roe v. Wade constrained the right of states to regulate abortion in any way, including prohibiting. Ask yourself this: Other than baby-killing, is there any other remaining precedent in American history in which the Supreme Court asserted that Constitution prohibits how states govern themselves in any area? I’ll wait.
Thomas wrote in a decision just last year, “Our abortion precedents are grievously wrong and should be overruled.” So, it’s no secret that this is a case that Clarence Thomas has been waiting for, for a very long time.
The question is, how will the other alleged “conservative” justices on the court rule in this case? To be honest, guessing how Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh or Neil Gorsuch will rule on anything is about as effective as reading chicken entrails under a full moon. The only certainty is that the American left is about to go bat-manure crazy this week, when the media gins up a bunch of fake controversy about the Mississippi law and Roe v. Wade. Oral arguments start today. Get your popcorn ready!