It hardly seems real that in 2022, the Supreme Court would be this out of step with reality, but by 6-3, the Court has overturned both Roe and Casey, finding there is zero right to privacy in the Constitution.
Because of this, abortion — reproductive freedom — will soon be banished in half the U.S. states. Women will be forced, under threat of imprisonment, to give birth in many of those states, regardless of their health or the health of their eventual child.
And in case you are wondering what's next, Clarence Thomas tells us: They want to end gay marriage, gay sex in the privacy of our own bedrooms and contraception.
Thomas — married to a white woman — is NOT going after interracial marriage.
This is the worst day I can remember, but it was caused by the most gut-wrenching day I can remember — when Hillary Clinton lost. Because people were fooled by Russian meddling, thought thought she had it in the bag, wanted to try someone to shake shit up, voted third party ... because those people did not vote for the qualified and accomplished woman, we no longer have abortion rights across the land. And it's the first step.
This is a gay blog, so here is GLAAD's Sarah Kate Ellis on why LGBTQ people are affected, other than the obvious fact that LGBTQ people actually do get pregnant/make people pregnant all the time:
The message here is clear and distressing: Americans are losing protected access to abortion, a constitutional right they have valued for nearly fifty years, and other rights to personal liberty are at risk too. The anti-abortion playbook and the anti-LGBTQ playbook are one and the same. Both are about denying control over our bodies and making it more dangerous for us to live as we are. Both divide our country into free and less free, the opposite of what the United States should be. Our bodies, healthcare and our future belong to us, not to a meddling politician or extremist Supreme Court justices, and we will fight back.