I live in a small rural town in northern Michigan. On the day after the Trump/Bush Supreme Court fulfilled its dystopian destiny by issuing its Handmaid‘s Tale-style “forced birth” decision, hundreds of women and girls who live here packed the street that runs for nearly a mile along Lake Michigan. They brought homemade signs and yelled out to those driving by: “NOT GOING BACK!” It was intense, polite, furious, chaotic and honest.
"Not going back": That's what I said years ago after I had an illegal abortion and then Roe v. Wade was passed. I was fortunate to have found (or my former husband did) an underground network at the University we were attending that led us to a legitimate doctor in PA. (Not everyone can do that, obviously.) That would mean, I think, that doctors and midwifes would have to also break the law. Some law enforcement people have said they won't enforce the law; probably not in TX. We have to fight this.
In Palm Beach Gardens, staff with the Urologic Physicians & Surgeons, a part of Urology Group of Florida, said they've seen a 50% increase of men asking about vasectomies.
The Power of our Democracy does not reside with Congress, the President or the Supreme Court. It rests solely on a FAIR ELECTION PROCESS which represents the will of the MAJORITY of the citizens whom these three bodies of government represent. Without fairness, the people are no better off than if they were living in a dictatorship; the voices of government a mockery of the sacred trust bestowed on them!
"Roevember", that's classic! I love it!
Growing up, (in the NW suburbs of Chicago) I remember when the members of the Supreme Court were respected and revered! It’s a sad day to see how politics and religion enter into their decision making! I’m fearful for our country going forward, if SCOTUS is unable to keep church and state separate! 💙🇺🇸
I’m Canadian. The late father of our current pm stated that “government has no place in the bedrooms of our nation”.Pierre Eliot Trudeau gave us a lot of freedoms. We have a conservative movement that is trying to gain traction notably the temper tantrum truckers who refused to go home and leave Ottawa in peace.
Woman’s bodies ……Woman’s Choice …..Shall not be infringed upon ………
I hope you're right, but what about the Supreme Court? They'll still be there, unless Biden expands the court, since it looks like the filibuster is a no-go.
The loss of respect and credibility is the essence in the public reaction. This will have repercussions on many varied forthcoming actions of the Court. Our values will change. Do we realize the long-term effects of the new values created by the Court?
I really don't feel that this decision was based on morals. The Supreme court has proven time and time again to rule on the side of business. The young people have decided to put off or to not have children. This has given them the opportunity to cause a labor shortage. They could wait until companies were willing to give them higher pay. They could go on strikes and form unions. They were responsible for only themselves. When it's just you, you can go without. When you have a child, it's no longer just you. You need a job, any job. You can't afford to make waves. The more children you have, the more money you need. You no longer have time to pay attention. That is why the government is not willing to help support these new families. After all, the judges all lied under oath to God, in front of the whole world. How moral can they be?
ALL the onesie twosie liberal pc Americans just react to an incident. WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA IS AMERICANS. Our decline began on 911 when we became victims rather than face our government incompetence for failing to stop an attack that intelligence had indicated. We have been in a pity party since then and now we add identity politics instead of asking ourselves what does XI. JINPING think about our self delusions.
As a fellow TC resident, I shared this Podcast with all my local friends and relatives all over the country. I'm so proud of our marches here in TC! I had to share it again when I got this letter because your words, Michael, are so important and match my sentiments exactly. Keep up the good fight. We're in this to the end of the nutcase minority's power grab.
No matter how many signs people display there will always be those who just cannot accept the termination of a pregnancy. End of story. Supreme Court was right.
Way to go, Michael!
from an American living in Argentina, where women protested in the streets for days to win the right to abortion. We will NOT go back!
I agree with you Michael! Everyone talks about how the R’s will take over in. November! I don’t think it will happen. I think there will be a huge uprising! I am hopeful that the primaries will also kick some bought and paid for incumbents out of their seats!
I listened to that and I could not believe the support for RGB. Wake the FUCK up People
RBG is one of the MAIN REASONS you have lost your RIGHT.
Every woman in America that yearns to be free should go spit on her grave.
Don't misunderstand me, RGB did some great things, and inspired women.
But as far as Abortion goes.
She failed women
She failed Americans
She failed us.