The SCOTUS has Lost its Way: Our Founding Fathers would be Ashamed

The recent decision by five conservative extremists on the SCOTUS was not based on Constitutional rights. It was based on the demands of the Christian Religious Right. I would like to remind these five incompetent failures that religion has no place in any of our government’s three branches.

In its origin, the Court was intended to be apolitical. However, today’s justices are clearly loyal to one party and that party’s agenda. The Court is stacked with six conservatives and three liberals: three of the conservatives were appointed by an illegitimate president.

The unconstitutional law passed by right-wing extremists in Texas was allowed to stand, after five of the six conservatives refused to hear the complaint filed by lawyers who believe in the Constitutional rights of women. Only Chief Justice John Roberts stood with the three justices who dissented. It’s important to note here that most of the American people support a woman’s right to choose her own mental and physical health.

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had harsh words for the five justices who placed religious beliefs ahead of the Constitution. This law forbids any legal abortion after six weeks, including in cases of rape or incest. AOC spoke directly to one of the worst governors in American history, Greg Abbott.

“I don’t know if he is familiar with a menstruating person’s body,” Ocasio-Cortez said in reference to Abbott, after referring to his comments about rape and abortion as “disgusting.”

“In fact, I do know that he’s not familiar with a woman, with a female, or menstruating person’s body,” she continued. “He speaks from such a place of deep ignorance, and it’s not just ignorance. It’s ignorance that’s hurting people.”

She wasn’t finished, as she continued to berate Abbott and send a message to the right-wing extremists on the Court.
“I’m sorry we have to break down Biology 101 on national television,” Ocasio-Cortez continued while speaking to host Anderson Cooper. “But in case no one has informed him before in our lives, in his life, six weeks pregnant means two weeks late for your period … Two weeks late on your period for any person, any person with a menstrual cycle can happen if you’re stressed, if your diet changes, or for really no reason at all. So, you don’t have six weeks.”

Regardless of your politics, you should be furious. Right-wing politicians continue to wage war against women. 265 years of oppression must end. The only way to end this forever is to vote all of these mostly old, white men out of office. They do not serve the people who elected them. Their loyalty is to special interests.

Op-ed by James Turnage

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