“If the right of a woman to decide whether to have a baby — a right that arises from the simple idea that everyone owns their own bodies — won’t qualify, then neither will most of the rights you have long assumed are yours.”
Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Lawrence Tribe, May 3, 2022
Kamala Harris agrees with Tribe that the leaked Alito draft majority opinion that suggests that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs. Wade, the disputed 1973 ruling that confirmed a federal guarantee for legal abortion in the United States, tells women what to do with their own bodies. Kamala is so upset that she has begun imitating the great Uniter Joe Biden and begun screaming at people. The storyline is that evil anti-woman Republicans have installed fascists on the Supreme Court who are going to overturn Roe vs. Wade just as Joe Biden himself wanted to do in 1973 in occasional accord with his Roman Catholicism.
Hillary Clinton, who is also outraged by this possibly illegal leak, stated, not that the 660,000 abortions of “children” (Biden’s word) in 2019, but the vote to repeal a law described by feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg as poorly crafted, is an “utter disgrace”. The Alito decision, Hillary continues, “will kill and subjugate women even as a vast majority of Americans think abortion should be legal.”
Elizabeth Warren, whose career received a big boost when she managed to finagle the spot at Harvard reserved for her alleged tribe, was “visibly shaken … angry … and determined” and literally shrieking at how unhinged she is. Since, according to the Jan, 6th script fabricated by the news media and Democrat Party to destroy Trump, calling to “fight” calls for insurrection, Warren even calls for an insurrection to keep Roe vs Wade because, while shrieking, she says, “We’ve heard enough from the extremists.”
A distraught Kirsten Powers on Don Lemon’s CNN show explained the problem with Alito’s draft opinion by appealing to the Marxist vision of the patriarchy and throws in the irrelevant issue of race for additional emotional effect: “This argument is, like, peak patriarchy. It’s a self-reinforcing loop that you can never get out of because the men who wrote the constitution hundreds of years ago … believed women were their property … We don’t look to history to mimic people who believed that women and black people were their property.” Kirsten ventures that one cannot, “like,” escape the evil patriarchy “loop” because the constitution was created by “men” to prevent women and black people from being treated fairly – which explains why Oprah, Kamala, Warren and Kirsten herself do not really exist.
Don Lemon, in the clip with Kirsten, suggests that the separation between Church and State should prevent conservative Supreme Court judges from imposing their Christian religious beliefs on Americans who don’t share their religious beliefs.
Joe Biden, who promised in his inaugural speech in 2021 to “end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” agrees. Naturally, he then proceeded to divide the American people into the “‘MAGA Crowd’” that he sees as “the ‘Most Extreme Political Organization’ in U.S. History”, more evil than the white supremacists with which they are, according to the Democrat-media script, indistinguishable, and the great people on Joe’s side of the aisle that he needs to vote in next November’s election if they are going to prevent a total wipe-out due to their wildly unpopular policies. Biden is distressed that president Trump put people on the Supreme Court that render decisions Democrats do not agree and that is just not allowed anymore. What good is the “Democratic” process if it does not produce the results “Democrats” want?
This Democrat-media storyline is, however, seriously flawed.
First, Tribes’s and Kamala’s assertion that the Alito draft tells women what they can do with their own body is question-begging (i.e., assumes what it attempts to prove). Thus, the real question, for serious people, is whether the body growing inside a woman’s body is part of her body or the body of an independent developing individual. After all, a foetus’ DNA is different from its mother’s DNA. Serious people, with philosophical training, understand that this is a difficult question that cannot be left to unscrupulous demagogues. If the foetus developing inside a woman’s body is a separate living being temporarily residing in her womb then the Alito draft does not tell women what to do with her own body.
Second, it is simply not true that Alito’s draft will, if enacted, let Republicans, MAGA “extremists”, Christian extremists or conservative Supreme Court justices tell women what to do with their own bodies. For, in fact, overturning Roe vs. Wade merely returns this question to the individual states where, in this thing called the “democratic process,” the American people (remember them?) will vote in these things called “elections” to determine whether or to what extent abortion will be limited. On the Alito draft, the American people in each state, in accord with the electoral processes in their own state, will decide this issue. It’s called “Democracy”.
Democrats will still be able to kill all the “children” (Joe’s word) they want in the many Democrat utopias around the country. One will probably find significant restrictions on abortion enacted in some “red” states but Alito’s draft does not prevent women in those states from traveling to “blue” states to terminate the fetus.
Kirsten Power’s Marxist daydreams about the patriarchy “loop” is transparently wrong because anti-abortionists include males and females in almost equal numbers. Power’s Marxist patriarchy has an awful lot of women in it.
Lemon’s claim that opposition to abortion is Christian-based is false because many other religions, including Buddhism, some sects of Islam, and Judaism, oppose abortion, and there is even atheist opposition to abortion on pure moral grounds.
The standard pro-abortionist claim that the opponents of Roe vs. Wade are “extremists” is falsified by simple math. Since “extremism” is defined by reference to deviance from “the norm,” and the “norm” is defined by reference to the typical standard, and since a recent Gallup poll reveals that American attitudes to abortion are evenly divided, with 49% identifying as “pro-choice” and 47% identifying as “pro-life”, pro-abortionists are factually incorrect that anti-abortion views are extremist. Since opinions on abortion are evenly divided in the United States this is precisely the sort of issue tailor-made to be settled in the democratic process – and that is exactly what the Alito draft, which turns this decision over to the democrat processes in the 50 states, does. Democrats like to claim they are defenders of democracy but they are actually terrified of it.
In conclusion: Tribe’s and Kamala’s claims that the “child” (Joe’s word) is part of the woman’s body “begs the question.” At some point it clearly becomes a separate human being. Kirsten’s Marxist daydreams about the evil patriarchy is factually false because her patriarchy turns out to be about half female. Lemon’s claim that anti-abortion views derive specifically from Christian belief is false. The claims that anti-abortionists are “extremists” is falsified because the United States is evenly divided on the matter.
Finally, not one woman has to be killed if the Alito draft becomes law because pro-abortionists need only pay to send needy women to a “blue” state to terminate their pregnancy. Unfortunately, despite the professed concern for females, the pro-abortionists so concerned with women’s rights do not seem concerned with the 330,000 little girls killed by abortion in 2019.
By Richard McDonough
Richard Michael McDonough, American philosophy educator. Achievements include production of original interpretation of Wittgenstein’s logical-metaphysical system, original application Kantian Copernican Revolution to philosophy of language; significant interdisciplinary work logic, linguistics, psychology & philosophy. Member Australasian Debating Federation (honorary life, adjudicator since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi. Richard is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.
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