Nationalism, Christian Fundamentalism and Misogyny: The US Supreme Court’s Abortion Ban Should Scare Us All | Chronicle of Jack Marshall
But, as the country celebrates, 170 million women nationwide will wake up with fewer rights than they had a month ago after a conservative cabal of unelected Supreme Court justices stripped them. of their bodily autonomy and took away their right to abortion.
The decision was politically toxic. five of six conservative justices appointed to court for life by right-wing Republican presidents voted to improve women’s health care deadly. They are legislators who occupy positions of power thanks to presidents of which a majority of people voted against.
Some 71% of Americans support a woman’s right to choose, including a majority of Republicans. And yet, thanks to right-wing white nationalism, aggressive Christian fundamentalism and blatant misogyny, women’s wombs are more regulated than assault rifles in the world’s most powerful country.
Banning abortions doesn’t stop abortions, it stops safe abortions. Poorer women and women of color will be hit hardest – an intentional manifestation of racism and the ruthless class warfare at play. Wealthy and white Republicans mistressare can still have an abortion, after all.
It’s not about protecting life, it’s about controlling it. It is about the subjugation of women and the authoritarian imposition of senseless religious doctrines from a minority to a majority. If you’re against abortions, don’t. Instead, the lives of our sisters, daughters and mothers must be sacrificed.
And if you think it’s just America, look closer to home: Scott Benton, Conservative MP for Blackpool South, retweeted the Republican Party’s celebratory message that read “life wins” before deleting it, while our own right-wing government is about to paramount the Human Rights Act.
It’s not just women who won’t be able to get modern care in extreme cases like ectopic pregnancy, rape and incest. It’s just as much about women who simply don’t want to have a baby. Their reasons are their own and they owe no one an explanation.
A woman’s life should not be in danger for her to receive basic health care and every woman should have the right to choose. That this is a controversial statement is horrifying.