“As if the way one fell down mattered.”

“When the fall is all there is, it matters.” (from THE LION IN WINTER)

I am disgusted by the Supreme Court’s ruling. I, like everyone else, knew it was coming, but the awful thing is no less awful for all the foreknowledge in the world.

I support reproductive rights for all persons, period. I reject the notion utterly that protecting a fetus is the most important thing in the world. (In fact, I’m not terribly convinced that protecting a fetus is all that important at all.)

I don’t know where we go from here, but I know it’s to a deeply ugly version of America that I have no desire to see or live in. We all have to act if we don’t want America’s bible-waving minority to force this country back to a time when abortion, birth control, and homosexuality are all illegal. And make no mistake: they’re not stopping at Roe. They’ve got the taste for blood, they think victory is in hand, and they’re coming.

Right now, the fall is all there is. But there’s a lot of future left. So let’s get up.

(I will reject any comments that try to argue in favor of what this Court has done. Not interested.)

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2 Responses to “As if the way one fell down mattered.”

  1. Roger says:

    Egregiously wrong on a legal as well as moral, equality and any number of bases: https://www.rogerogreen.com/2022/05/12/alito-and-17th-century-jurist/

    • ksedinger says:

      I don’t think they’re even trying for consistency or logic. This Court has assumed dictatorial powers, which they will use to expand the same to the rest of the right-wing in this country.

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