By Naomi Serviss / New York City
The Supreme Court did WHAT to Roe v. Wade?
Who are these antediluvians?
What is wrong with those five, uber-conservative Supreme Court justices?
How did those right-wing strict constructionists have the gonads to rule over women (and girls’) right to legal abortion?
The breaking news enraged me hard.
“What the actual fuck?” I said to my computer monitor. A wave of nausea beached me, dousing
my usual good mood.
We all know whose fault it is.
He loaded the bench by confirming three far-right-leaning justices.
America has lost its mind and morphed into Bizarro World.
This historical (for the wrong reasons) decision is upending lives from sea to shining sea.
An expectant incest victim?
An eleven-year-old carrying a rapist’s seed?
No abortion for you!
As soon as Roe v. Wade was flipped on its head, the dominoes started falling. A number of states automatically outlawed abortion. Eleven states now ban or severely limit abortion; 11 others have laws not yet in effect that will do the same.
The termination of federal protection–after nearly 50 years–will affect millions of American women and girls desperate for a legal abortion.
An unapologetic, black-robed SWAT-team destroyed 50 years of progressive rights in a heartbeat.
They were no doubt PO’d by having their draft opinion leaked.
Vengeance was theirs.
Gallup poll numbers revealed that 55 percent of American consider themselves pro-choice.
Fifty years back, 1973’s Roe v. Wade was decided by a 7-2 vote. The tide had turned.
A more intelligent time on the court.
This current erosion of legal abortion rights did not spring fully grown, like Athena from Zeus’s head.
A religious movement (among other Republican proselytizers) steered the right-wingnuts into Camp Crazytown.
Took 50 years for their payoff.
Minions are still chugging the cult-y Kool-Aid.
Justices of our once-venerable Supreme Court have rejected what’s been constitutional for almost 50 years.
“What ridiculous ban will the justices enforce next, birth control?” I asked myself facetiously.
Oh, and same-sex marriage may be just a dream some of us had.
Friends were a mess this morning, texting disbelief and boiling anger.
Emotionally shaken, a little edgy, with an anxiety attack on deck.
We talked one another down. And said our goodbyes feeling hopeful.
I’m grateful to live in a state where women’s legal abortion rights are a given.
And I’m weary of witnessing history repeat itself, time after time.
I’m holding tight to my anger.
Naomi Serviss is a New York-based award-winning journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Highroads (AAA magazine), in-flight publications, spa and travel magazines and websites, including BroadwayWorld.com