In an editorial that was just shy of hysterical, the New York Times Editorial Board urged the nation to “prepare” for a conservative Supreme Court to roll back a woman’s “constitutional right” to kill her own baby in the womb.
By the way, no matter how often these sleazebags refer to it that way, we’ve still yet to see any of them point out where exactly in the Constitution this right is enumerated.
In any event, here’s what they had to say:
Abortion opponents have spent decades planning for a Supreme Court with a majority hostile to reproductive rights. So it’s little surprise that, with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh in the fall, the necessary fifth vote, they’ve been quick to seize the moment.
The anti-abortion movement has also spent those decades building a vast fund-raising and organizing network, with the goals of securing an anti-abortion voting bloc and getting more like-minded judges, at every level, and lawmakers — and presidents — into power.
Mere weeks after Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in, West Virginia and Alabama passed state constitutional amendments that could ban abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Those on the other side, then, need their own robust and creative playbook — not just to fight back against attacks on reproductive freedom but also to pre-emptively protect and expand those freedoms wherever possible.
“Reproductive freedom” is another one of those weaselly phrases the left has fallen in love with. We suppose it does sound a lot better than “freedom to butcher your unborn child.”
We won’t bore you with the details of The New York Times’ plan of action for those who are desperately concerned that they might actually lose their right to an abortion in the coming years; it essentially comes down to urging state legislatures to take action on the local level. Which is, of course, perfectly fine. That’s what this comes down to in the end. Ending Roe v. Wade would not automatically make abortion illegal in all fifty states. It would restore what should be a state matter to decide. If people in California want to revel in their infanticide, why should the good people of Alabama or Ohio be beholden to the same terms?
What is encouraging about this editorial is that it shows that we finally have the abortion crowd on the defensive. They’ve been pushing their ultra-liberal agenda down our throats for so long that we hardly remember the last time they looked around and said, “Uh-oh, the tide is turning.” But that’s exactly what’s happening here. They see the writing on the wall and they are terrified.
And to think, there are still “conservatives” out there who believe we made a mistake by electing this president.