AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan
Following oral arguments in last week’s landmark Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Democrats and the left-wing media appear to have dispensed with the last remnants of pretense that they have any qualms over abortion or concern for the lives of unborn babies.
The Dobbs case has been widely heralded as the most significant challenge to abortion law precedent in decades. During oral arguments, five of the nine Supreme Court justices signaled they may be prepared to revisit the precedents of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey—the Supreme Court decisions that have cumulatively recognized and upheld expansive rights to abortion in the United States for nearly half a century. The left’s vitriolic reaction to the December 1st oral arguments demonstrates the extent to which progressives hold abortion as an inviolable cornerstone of their political identity and platform.
Not too long ago, Democrats’ stance on abortion by and large adhered to the guideline championed by former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s of making abortion “safe, legal, and rare.”
The “rare” part has long since been dispensed with. The 2020 Democratic National Committee platform noticeably omitted “rare” when it called for “safe and legal abortion,” which it deems to be “vital to the empowerment of women and girls.”
In the immediate aftermath of the Dobbs arguments, Democrats and progressive activists took it one step further, suggesting that abortion should not just be legal, but essentially encouraged. Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), for example, took to Twitter to say that mere “legal” abortion is not enough: “I want a world where I’m not harassed when I got my abortion. Where I’m not shamed. Where I’m not considered lucky to be able to get one,” she wrote.
The extreme language didn’t stop there. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) echoed others in his party who celebrate abortion as “a fundamental right,” going as far as to claim that abortion is “essential.” Schumer’s colleague, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) warned the justices on the High Court that a “revolution” will take place should they fail to preserve Roe and Casey. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) asserted that the United States is “not even in a democracy” if women can’t have abortions.
Perhaps most disturbingly, outside the Supreme Court as the arguments were taking place, several pro-abortion protesters gleefully swallowed abortion pills while proudly displaying a banner that read, “We are taking abortion pills forever.” As Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, correctly observed, the “old line” that “abortion should be safe, legal, and rare” has quickly developed into the “new line” that “abortion should be safe, legal, and celebrated in verse and song.” Such actions seemed to virtually glamorize abortion as a sort of right of passage for women, reminiscent of actress Lena Dunham’s 2016 statement that “I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
The left’s campaign to justify abortion as “fundamental” and “constitutional” has always rested on hollow legal and scientific foundations. Pro-abortion legal scholar and dean of Stanford Law School, John Hart Ely, has written that Roe “was not constitutional law and gave almost no appearance of an obligation to try to be”—a sentiment echoed by liberal constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe, who asserted that “behind [Roe’s] own verbal smokescreen, the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found.” Even Edward Lazarus, a former law clerk to the justice who authored the Roe opinion, Harry Blackmun, conceded that no one has “produced a convincing defense of Roe on its own terms.”
Democrats’ pro-abortion extremism also betrays their purported “pro-science” worldview, as they perpetually turn a blind eye to emerging mountains of research and ever-improving technology about the life of the child in the womb.
Despite the left’s doomsday rhetoric last week, if the Court ultimately decides to overrule Roe and Casey next June, it would not only override decades’ worth of precedent and reverse two of the most constitutionally suspect decisions in the Court’s history, but it would also take a long-overdue step in protecting human life at its most innocent and defenseless stage.
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What is difference in when a man shoots a woman and kills the baby and the doctor doing it, it is still murder
After reading most of these comments, I find two points that seem to stand out. First, the individual using the name CND FOX is not going to change his/her opinion regarding abortion regardless of what arguments or comments are offered by others. Secondly, I regard abortion as murder and those who participate in it as murderers. CND FOX will obviously disagree and claim all those who do not agree with her are ignorant people (not so, I have a masters degree) and it is simply a matter of choice – a choice that all females have a right to make for themselves. Frankly, I am unaware of any females in America being denied the right to make that choice. Even if abortion were completely outlawed in this county, those who wanted one would find a way to do so. Just like booze during Prohibition. The wealthy would continue to pay for it and the poor would be forced to use the services of the abortion quakes. The only way to ensure that the poor would have access to abortions therefore is for the government to pay for this so-called choice with our tax payer’s money. Well, if as CND FOX maintains females have a right to choose to have an abortion, then I as an American tax payer have a right to determine or choose how my taxes are used. I choose not to have my tax money used to fund abortions. Freedom of choice works for all or for none!
Yes and yes!
Really quite simple!
Who is protecting the life of the unborn?
Its such common sense, IF you have a little.
60+ million abortions the PC word for murder since Roe vs. Wade in “73. Amazing how a Government can legalize murder as a womans right when God is left out of the discussion. Not all 60+ million placed the mothers life in jeopardy!!
When we no longer believe we are a nation under God, then we are a nation gone under
Maybe all these abortion advocates should preach some temperance – don’t get pregnant in the first place!!
Eric, now there’s some common sense that all liberals should listen too.
Problem is liberals,leftists,marxists and democrats NEVER listen to anything except the party line.
The Democratic party has proven beyond all doubt that they are the extremists when it comes to abortion. They only care if its legal at all stages of pregnancy (including two seconds before the baby is born). They don’t care if’s rare or safe. Where were they when the only disgusting story of “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell was exposed? I didn’t see or hear them expressing when Gosnell was exposed as a murderer. This proves they the democrats only care that abortion remain legal.
Democrats and independents who are PROGRESSIVE and educated agree on one thing; that a woman should have a right to choice. To control her own economic, financial and psychological life! And it should be a “safe” choice!
Abortion is never safe for the woman, and even less so for her child.
But the choice needs to come BEFORE engaging in the act that can result in pregnancy. If she doesn’t want a baby, that can be her choice BEFORE a baby is involved, and she can refrain from sex. The baby is denied her choice to live, and she should not be murdered due to a woman’s irresponsibility. Oh, and I am an educated woman!
VERY well stated, you ARE educated and your commentary exhibits exactly that.
Ha, safe for who??
Is murder ever safe??
Certainly NOT the Child!
Often not even for the Mother.
As a ” progressive ” shouldn’t you know better than that?
The choice is LIFE and being a RESPONSIBLE adult…….but wait you’re a progressive, explains it.
Well at least this group of progressives agree on 1 thought , albeit wrong!
Cnd – Psychological may be your answer??
RIGHT you are!
These democrats,progressives, liberals,Marxists are all the same. Non-thinking, self serving, victims. Funny thing, it’s because they accept the lies,misinformation and immorality their fed, then they delude themselves into believing it and blaming everyone else.
When they are asked a direct question they respond by attempting to label people and they play the victim,accusing others of holding them back.
Its very predictable behavior, a consistent pattern with all progresdives,liberals and democrats. They’re angry,insecure and love to obscure facts because truth exposes their shortcomings.
progressive is just the newest fad of uninformed, bitter, anti American, marxists, who think they’re owed everything without any effort on their part.
They care little about anyone but themselves which is why they kill babies, are haters of free enterprise, freedom,rights of individuals, and like to spread divisiveness of race and class.
Genuinely un-happy with life!
A truly sad,sad group because they somehow feel picked on or cheated. Frustrated because they just cannot figure it out.
Let’s just be happy We support, Life, Liberty , Freedom, God and America like Citizens should and understand these progressives have a LONG,LONG way to go.
The government gives Planned Parenthood roughly $500M dollars every year for “non-abortion” supplies half of which is funneled back to fund pro-death Democrats election campaigns. Always follow the money…
Yes Sir you are correct.
Thank you for sharing the corruption in planned parenthood and the Democrat party.
There is the possibility that some of the loud voices and bitterness about the limiting and eliminating of abortion comes from women who have aborted babies. They don’t want to face guilt as public awareness chips away at future abortion. To react any other way would be an admission of having permitted one’s own baby to be murdered.
EXACTLY Myrna, it accounts for the bitterness and resentment these women exhibit.
“Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) warned the justices on the High Court that a “revolution” will take place should they fail to preserve Roe and Casey.”
Will this statement warrant sanctions & removal from committee posts? Will Ms Shaheen be accused of inciting violence? She’s a Democrat, so likely none of those repercussions will occur, just as nothing was done about Maxine Waters basically calling for people to get “in the face” of Trump WH employees letting them know they’re not welcome, and calling for Trump’s impeachment the minute he took office years ago. Dems had control of Congress at that time as well
The eugenicist Barbara Sanger must be smiling with the DSC (Democrat Socialist Communist) Party as they continue to push for the destruction of the unborn.
Had those in favor of abortion been aborted themselves, this discussion would very likely be non-existent. Instead, their mothers, and even fathers, chose life.
True statements indeed
I an era when throwing a temper tantrum gets parental compliance, why am I still surprised to hear Senator Jeanne Shaheen screaming there will be a revolution if they can’t have abortions.
Abortion should be performed ONLY on Democrats, than the World would be better off!
I agree 100 % they are the only ones screaming and crying to get their way. Eventually we would have no more socialist democRATS.
Very true. Very sad they don’t recognize their being exploited
Schumer and Shaheen need to be thrown out of congress! They are doing more to jeopardize the religious foundations that made this country so successful that most everyone wants to come here!
Our own Pope is helping that demise as well
Nice work you idiots!
After a dog bites a person and does real injury, there is no doubt about what his future should be (not). Murdering babies because if born he/she would be an inconvenience should disturb/disrupt even more. People must become sold on abortion just because the idea has been promoted so often and for so long. The conscience that is not pained by this must be damaged or gone.
You are so right Myrna. The death of the conscience is apparent, at least among some vocal democrates. Sadly, common desency, and morality are also in decline among those same people. I do not totally blaim democrates, as there are many that still have a conscience and morals, even if they are afraid to let the world know because of the repercussions they would receive from the dem leaders. If those Americans who still pray, believe in social justice, rule of law and our beloved Constitution would grow a backbone and stand against the tyranny perpetrated by those who believe their power is strong enough to dictate how we live our lives, weather they are Democrates or Republicans, we would probably see an end to all the nonscence were having to put up with.
You have absolutely NO CLIUE what YOU are talking about. No Clue at ALL!
Predictable response – progressive or pretender?
“Social justice” is antithetical to our constitution. If it’s social justice it isn’t justice, and if it’s justice it isn’t social justice.
One problem Myrna, one main problem. They aren’t “babies” and it isn’t murder.
They are developing babies and it is murder, the taking of an innocent life. At conception each is a developing human life with his or her own DNA. Just because they can’t yet survive on their own doesn’t stop them from being individual human lives who have a right to live.
Yes, exactly correct!
So glad that the MAJORITY believes in LIFE.
Warms ones heart just as holding a newborn child.
Thank God for this precious gift!
At conception even cnd fox was a baby, if not you wouldn’t be here.
Keep being emotional, shallow insulting and blind with this “personal opinion of yours” and watch what it does to your Party and movement.
Cnd fox your ignorance and lack of tolerance is exactly why liberalism ALWAYS fails.
Wow! Some people have all day to comment and argue here! Probably on the government teet and needs a job!!
Abortion is murder, plain and simple! Anyone with an ounce of intelligence should realize this! But God, our creator will have the last word, you can bet eternal life on that! May He have mercy on us and America too!
Abortion ISN’T murder and ISN’T ABOUT A “GOD”. So your “opinion”…holds NO water!
Abortion is the murder of a pre-born human being. It cannot be anything but murder. To deny this is to deny reality. The same pro-choice language used to justify abortion is exactly the same as the pro-choice language used by Democrats in the 1850’s to justify slavery (my property, my choice). Democrats were on the wrong side of history then, and are on the wrong side today as well.
You have NO FACTUAL GROUND to stand on whatsoever in your claim of murder. NONE! How can you not be smart enough to see and understand that? And you never will see delusional “laws” on that subject. No way that Panf=dora’s box of witch hunts and vigilante actions will ever happen. LOL…conservative Republican people don’t even know or or even try to treat people in a “pro-life” way even after they are born! Look at your own ridiculous terminology. Murder of the “pre-born”. You people cannot even see at all how ludicrous and ridiculous you are can you? And your words and actions ARE condemning you all as MISOGYNISTS. And it will destroy you at the ballot box. Guaranteed!
Cnd fox, your…..delusional rhetoric ( liberals)
instead of educated thought and conversation
will not be listened to because it’s easily transparent to individuals that are able to think rationally.
NOBODY even gives the same tired excuses and victimized whining a nano second of actual consideration.
Please take some time to examine some facts and cease believing liberal democrat talking points.
Most people know they give them out to non- thinking people so they can pretend to have some knowlwdge.
Don’t buy into it , and never repeat their lies.
LOL…you didn’t say a damn thing that made any sense at all! LOL…LOL
My conscience is clear,my facts the truth.
I value Our God given rights, the most precious is LIFE.
Glad your able to laugh at yourself and the absurdity of your beliefs.
They say laughter cleanses the soul!
You make no sense. If you refuse to argue according to logic and science, then discussion is impossible. Radicals always resort to name calling and ad hominem attacks. In this way, they cover over their intellectual bankruptcy. What is the fetus if not a human being? By 6 weeks, the fetus has a beating heart and a brain. By 12 weeks, all organ systems are present. These facts are undisputed as they are proven by what we can observe. Stop acting like a child and argue your point logically, with scientific data.
Yes Sir, everything you say is a fact.
“What is the fetus if not a human being?” – your question….MY ANSWER: It is still a fetus; an unborn entity that is subject to all kinds of still born or miscarriage results. It is definitely NOT a baby or a human being. And you are a complete moron if you don’t get or understand that.
Don’t you have an abortion to prep for? Legs UP!
Funny that the people being killed are Democrats. Giggle-snorts, Bobo!!
Mario – You are right, and the useless democrats are WRONG on every issue!
The democrats care only about power and money, not the Citizens if this GREAT Country!
They seek to destroy freedom!
They care nothing about
killing children and others if it furthers their agenda.
Just check history.
I agree with you.
This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats. This is about educated people VERSUS the uneducated people of this country.
You make a valid point about educated vs uneducated people, but you vainly imagine that you are among the educated. You are uneducable because you know all there is to know.
Sorry, educated people know that it is a human life, a separate life with unique DNA. But then again,many Democrats pretend to be about science while denying scientific reality.
You’ve already exposed what side of that equation the democrats,liberals and progressives fall on.
A hint….NOT the educated one.
It’s easy, when exposed to truth and facts they no longer wish to have a discussion.
You see they run from all PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY.
cnd – everyone lives with their decisions you can’t escape that fact.
Being bitter, irresponsible and blindly following mis-truths, will NEVER change facts. Life will always be a precious gift which every human should protect.
Without it what else matters???
I’ll agree to one thing tho’…….Your mother definitely made the wrong choice. In Virginia, there is no time limit on DOCTOR Governor Northam’s post-birth abortions. Might I suggest you and your mother head there, and correct her mistake?
abortion is not for the safety of women but for birth control. If it was there would be no problem.
What a totally IRRELEVANT thing to say. Using the term ‘safety’ in that manner.
The safety of the mother is easily fulfilled by one of two methods: a C-section or better yet not getting pregnant in the first place thanks to that FREE BIRTH CONTROL covered under Obama care. You must have lots of time on the gubbermint teet to respond so much.
“You must have lots of time on the gubbermint teet to respond so much.” – your inane statement….What a pathetic irrelevant thing to say on such an important topic as women’s rights!
Aha – yes cnd the truth to progressives stings a bit!
Phaq the left cum-bags, enough said
Funny that ignorant scum could say such a thing!
I wonder why women that don’t want babies don’t just go have a total hysterectomy or their tubes tied instead of thinking it’s ok to kill a child.
Because it’s easier these days for them to just have an abortion!!! They’re too weak minded to go through a pregnancy and give up the baby for adoption.
That would be because actually using proactive thought process is not a leftist ability.
Even simple cognitive connections are out of the realm of possibility.
Think about it: does Anyone from the left actually Think before they act, or possibly think about the consequences of their actions?
Simply overturning Roe will not end abortion in America. 26 states had already legalized it before Roe. A small group of people support abortion actually. Most people are tricked into not wanting to limit someone else’s rights in case their rates are limited. Anyway, overturning role will only put the issue back and state courts where it belongs.