Supreme Court Ghouls

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SCOTUS Supreme Court Justices Dobbs

The Womxn Project Education Fund (TWPEF) created these spectres in response to the June, 2022 decision by six Supreme Court Justices to repeal federal protection of the right to abortion.  The Supreme Court's decision in DOBBS v. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION overruled the precedents set in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, stating "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision". If you have never read the Court's ruling in the Dobbs case, you can read it in its entirety here.

Brace yourself for the mind-bending logic applied to the question of whether the right to abortion is “deeply rooted in [our] history and tradition” and whether it is essential to our Nation’s “scheme of ordered liberty.” The Court Majority fails to mention the fact that the Constitution was written during an era when married women did not legally have the right to own property and unmarried women’s legal standing was overruled by male relatives. Women could not legally vote until 1920 and “contraceptive knowledge” was punishable under obscenity laws until 1965 when the Supreme Court Decision of Griswold v. Connecticut determined a “right to marital privacy”. In the Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court Majority does not extend this same right to privacy to women in determining their own reproduction.  

Here is a History Lesson in Pictures

Page 148 is the beginning of the Dissent by Justices BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, which is well worth reading.

Planned Parenthood provides a brief history of Reproductive Healthcare in America here


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