The Concept of “BBA” Is (Mostly) Bulls — t, Part 3.1
TRIGGER WARNING: This piece is on the side of pro-choice. If you’re one of those people who applauded that Roe v. Wade got overturned, don’t read any further. This steps into political territory.
On Friday, June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) voted to overturn the 1973 court ruling Roe v. Wade, which under the law, protects the woman’s choice of going through an abortion or not. This law has been criticized by the political right, specifically the Christian right, as a means to force their views on everyone else under the guise of protecting the “unborn child.”
Despite the GOP and the GOP-dominated SCOTUS publicly saying that nothing would happen to Roe v Wade, which the leaked draft stated that the court was going to overturn the ruling, Roe v. Wade got overturned on June 24, 2022. I do wonder how the former Army JAG officer, the one tapped to investigate the leak, will emotionally come out of it in the end.
One can say that it’s not the end of the world as overturning the ruling would mean it’s up to the states to decide, but think about who’s governing those states and the bills they sign into law. There are 26 states at least, with a number of states that have “trigger laws,” that plan to prohibit abortion in general regardless of the situation (including rape and incest).
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who politically leans to the right, argued the case to overturn the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut & 2003 Lawrence v. Texas rulings and the 2015 Obergefell decision.
- Griswold v. Connecticut grants the legal right for married couples to seek contraceptives.
- Lawrence v. Texas grants consenting adults the legal right to have same-sex intimate relationships.
- Obergefell gives the rights to same-sex couples to be married.
The SCOTUS probably won’t mess with the Loving v. Virginia ruling because that would be the death of the GOP. Thomas…