Editorial: Supreme Court’s decision on Roe stirs up protest

Abortion rights protesters gather outside the Supreme Court following the Court’s decision reversing Roe v. Wade. Similar demonstrations were held in many cities across the country.

Column By Mike Bibb

Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all Democrats and members of the United States House of Representatives, have collectively vowed to defy the Supreme Court’s recent 6-3 decision overturning federally legalized and subsidized abortions.

The Court didn’t restrict or prohibit abortions, it merely returned that responsibility to the states, citing provisions within the 10th Amendment as its authority.  Plus, there is no mention of abortion being an enumerated (specifically listed) Constitutional right. 

There are only 7 Articles and 27 Amendments contained within the Constitution.  The right to have an abortion is not one of them.  Never has been.  Abortion activists who believe otherwise are only fooling themselves.

This wasn’t a unique decision; the Court has reversed itself 232 times since 1810.  As in anything, sometimes mistakes are made and need to be corrected.

Nevertheless, for publicly elected representatives to openly advocate defiance of the Court’s ruling, is a dangerous path to tread.  Several have expressed concerns that “the Court has lost its legitimacy,” and that it was time to “pack the court” with justices favorable to the Democrat Party ideology.

Before the Court’s decision had been published or read, Maxine Waters (CA-D) — not the brightest star in the political heavens – passionately yelled to a crowd of abortion rights protesters outside the Court on June 24, 2022, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.  Women are going to control their bodies, no matter how they try and stop us.  The hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them.”

Another representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-D), chanted into a bullhorn the Court’s decision was “illegitimate” and for dissenters to “go into the streets.”

She also posted on Twitter that same day “People will die because of this decision.  And we will never stop until abortion rights are restored in the United States of America.” 

She neglected to mention thousands of people a year were already dying because of Roe v. Wade.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-D) was less caustic saying “This cruel ruling is outrageous and heart-wrenching.  But make no mistake: the rights of women and all Americans are on the ballot this November.” 

President Joe, however, pouted the Court’s abortion decision was actually because of Trump.  Somehow, you knew the Dems would eventually dump this mess into Trump’s lap.  

Ironically, every one of these elected representatives has sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution.  Unless they disagree with it.

As usual, mainstream media reported protests “were mostly peaceful,” except in Phoenix and many other cities.  We heard this same phony news reporting during the George Floyd rioting in the summer of 2020.  Those peaceful protests resulted in over a billion dollars in property damages and loss of life.  

Sadly, abortion on demand, LQBTQ+ rights, gun control, climate change, green energy, and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything else are about the only discussions the Democrats want to have.  The nation’s sinking economy, soaring inflation, border chaos, mounting civil disturbances, and doubling of gas prices are not on their to-do list. 

What’s amazingly absurd about this whole situation is while House Democrats are obsessed with showing how Trump was, allegedly, largely responsible for the Jan. 6, 2020, Capitol “insurrection,” several of their own leaders were gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court urging abortion supporters to take to the streets and ignore the law.

If it hasn’t happened already, I can well imagine there will soon be cries of “burn it down,” as crazy Maxine encourages, “The hell with them, we won’t comply.”  

One would almost think these folks are calling for an insurrection, even as cameras from CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and others are filming and documenting their bombastic gibberish. 

I guess an insurrection can be both bad and good at the same time, depending upon who’s doing it.  Or, are there two separate and nonequal types of law – one for the Dems and one for everyone else?