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The Supreme Court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision last Friday, which means that women have lost their federal constitutional right to an abortion. This also means that each state now holds the power to decide abortion rights – they can either outlaw or ban or introduce new restrictions to regulate the procedure. Read more about it here and here.
But that’s not all. Contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage could be next as Justice Clarence Thomas suggest Supreme Court should “reconsider” the decisions to these landmark rulings as well. He said, “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
Thomas added, “Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”
Clarence Thomas, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is currently the longest-serving member having sat on the Supreme Court for more than thirty years since he was appointed in 1991 by then-President George H.W. Bush.
Obergefell refers to Obergefell v. Hodges, a 5-4 majority landmark ruling wherein the U.S. Supreme Court declared on 26 June 2015 that “the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.”
Meanwhile, “Lawrence” refers to the Supreme Court 2003 ruling on Lawrence v. Texas that made same-sex sexual activity legal not only in every State but also in all of the United States territories.
In an interview with The Independent, Jim Obergefell said that “he was terrified and people should be terrified,” regarding Thomas’ suggestion for the Supreme Court to review the aforementioned landmark cases.
“This is a signal to people who are opposed to marriage equality, who are opposed to LGBT+ equality, who are opposed to progress, giving them actual words that they can use in a lawsuit to challenge something.” Obergefell added, “And it’s a signal to judges in state and federal courts that if cases come before you using this argument, the Supreme Court might be on your side.”
Obergefell is the American civil rights activist who was the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges. Tomorrow, June 26, 2022, marks the 7th anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the USA.
Personally, I think Thomas is trying to draw attention away from his wife and himself. And he’s done it in a big way with Roe V Wade
Memo to everyone who didn’t vote, because ‘it makes so difference who’s in power’: vote as tho YOUR LIVES DEPENDED ON IT. Because, frankly, they do…
Thomas has totally lost it and gone off the rails…. He MUST be stopped by Congress and the President ASAP. The man has caused enough damage to society. It’ criminal in my opinion !!
As much as I dislike what Thomas is, this is how the system works. We just have to fight harder, vote and restore sensible balance in the SCOTUS. I think at this time, same sex marriage, contraception, etc have majority support in the US. We need to keep people like Trump out of the White House and vote in more moderate people who won’t choose extremist candidates to appease a radical element.
Thumbs up! The country works better with democracy, that’s what propelled us as a first nation on many fronts, that’s ‘why’ more people from around the world in many cases; fled here in the first place. It wasn’t the Dems, as dismal a prospect as they sometimes seem like; we did not storm the white house Jan 6, with a lie about the vote and who won. If the Reps, now and presently more affiliated and completely taken over by the white nationalist party, mind you; are trying to destroy it completely, resembling a darker time in Europe’s and America’s… Read more »
You are a loon!
Meanwhile his wife probably still wants to overturn the election. They are vile.
his clown obeys his wife. Even crazier is how so many gays will for the party that hates and want to destroy them.
Wow talk about hate, look in the Mirror and read the sentence you just wrote! Typical ignorant zombie thinks Socialist Race Ideology is good for gays… clueless
Nope You are just an ignorant idiot who doesnt even know what Democracy is. Democrats no longer have anything to do with Democracy . All the Court did was say “ power to the people” this was about diversity and Democracy as much as it is about anything.
We have a freaking non-stop lying traitor as President . Wake up fool
You suck dick, take up the ass, right? You should go back to the closet, under a huge rock, to hell, just go away!
One justice alone cannot overturn anything.
Yes he can when he has five more clowns who agrees with him. His way of think was start decades ago ….now he has allies to join him. Truly sad…
So Federal Government should decide unborn Babys are just dispicable garbage so we can fuck without any regard for the life science proves exists 2 lives 1 body. This should be localy decided.
Get off your Democrat moron high horse and use your brain if you actually have one
There is so much fear-mongering going on.
That is because the “Democraps” are using fear to rally the troops! Remember what “FDR” spoke during one of his many “Fireside” chats? “The Only Thing We Have To Fear – Is Fear Itself”! The Liberals are well aware of this but, in reality, what truly matters is not the “Venus Flytraps” moaning and groaning about the right to do what they want with their bodies – It is the Inflation and possible recession which is going to matter…because each and both will affect us all. The “Venus FLytraps” do not matter, it is the color green and the lack… Read more »
It’s the same with Republicans. What we need is moderate leaders who aren’t afraid to do what is right instead of appealing to an extremist base. Each side can be as bad as the other, just two sides of the same coin, all while accusing the other side as you did. Republicans don’t exactly have a moral high ground to boast of.
Yes, I believe they are using fear. It’s the Cloward-Piven strategy unfolding right before our eyes. I also believe your assertions regarding inflation are well founded. I would be willing to bet that most here don’t even know that the federal reserve bank is a private entity independent from the US government. I’m not sure what kind of recession may or may not happen but I feel pretty confident that until this whole slugfest in Ukraine and it’s potential to spill over into a world war with a nation that has more nuclear weapons than any other on the planet… Read more »
Are you fucking kidding me, man?!!!! “Fear” has been used by those “baring false witness” since the beginning of time, primarily, by those after power over other people and ‘their’ lands, ok, for centuries! “As he thinks so, is he”, the “indigenous were savages,” but so were the Europeans, the “Africans were savages,” but so were the Europeans, the “Asians were savages,” but so were the Europeans, the “Middle Easterners were savages,” but so were the Europeans, the Mexicans? . . . See the pattern here, good, then. The Reps (white nationalist party) were declaring “Obama care” as some sort… Read more »
I guess we can agree that anybody can be a savage. Even gay people. And, yes, one could say the world is a community.Since you watch public TV so much, let me tell you some things I’ve learned about “Obamacare” and a few other items of interest. I tried to find some insurance in the obamacare market. I found some but the trouble with all of them I found was that the policies maxed out at 3 or 4 hundred thousand dollars. That’s not very much compared to what I used to see available before the scheme was started. One… Read more »
That would be the conservative party!!
Damn right you are. Censorship is rampant. Democrat Party today IS exactly the same as a Totalitarian Socialist Race ( nazi) regime. They are intent on destroying America so that they can satisfy their personal greed. Plain and simple truth. History repeats! Vote the Democrats out. They are not good for any of us!
Yeah…we can’t be like tRUMP who praised Putin non-stop. Imagine what this country would be like had 45 LEGALLY won in 2020. *SMH*
This just popped in my head when I read this reply. I wonder what this country would be like if Hillary had won in 2016. I wonder how would she handle the corona virus we’re still dealing with. She would had her hand in appointing 2 Supreme Court judges, maybe a 3rd if she was serving 2 terms. I wonder would gas prices and inflation be as it is right now. I wonder if she could help control the violence we’re experiencing all over the United States. We never had a woman president. It may be time for a change.
The only thing g that has changed is that abortion will be sent back to the States to decide, which is what the Constitution required all along. If you take the time to read the majority opinion they specifically say this is only referencing Roe V Wade. Nothing else. Since we all know men are unable to be pregnant we won’t have to deal with an abortion.
what a selfish and ignorant point of view!
An example of legislating through the courts that never should have occurred in the first place. Congress had plenty of time to launch an amendment and never did. Seriously, 50 years? If Oklahoma wants to limit abortions, oh well. Shrill harpies tearing sh*t up in blue states that don’t limit abortions.. Which is bulls**t for those that have to try and get to work with those a**holes blocking traffic. If they want to make a point, move to Tulsa and protest there. Just shows that the dirtbags aren’t the ones that get abortions; Stupid begats stupid
Thomas is a “Wake-Up Call” to Liberals that… there are no free rides! This “Counter-Reaction” was/is going to happen when a Nation swings far to far to-the-left! Human Beings do not do well on the extreme side and what has happened to this county is the “Liberals” hellish propensity to “Liberate” everything and everyone. We are all going to pay for the election of Obama – one way or the other? The reversal of “Roe vs Wade” is just a “Harbinger” of possibilities to come? The Average American is fed up with the mislaid and stretched misinterpretations of “Equality” &… Read more »
I think many Americans are fed up with being misled by extremism on both sides.
First and foremost let’s all take a deep breath and count to five before exhaling. Because we should all be able to agree to disagree, we should all be able to share or express our opinions, thoughts or beliefs without the whole heated issue of personal attacks. ************************************ Like the majority of Adam account holders and blog posters, I’m not a lawyer nor a constitutional expert. But from what l’ve read from numerous sources, the court majority is simply removing federal “constitutional protections” over abortions and kicking it back to the states to decide as each state sees fit by… Read more »
What I don’t understand is “kick it back to the states”. There should be rules that are the same FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
Stuff like this will make people move just because their state may be the opposite way you feel on a topic.
So what happens if there isn’t a state that views things the way you do…you now must move countries?
Roe V. Wade never gave anyone “the right” to an abortion. It was simply a court ordered vehicle to allow access to an abortion under the premise of your “constitutional right” to privacy. From the moment the ruling was made it has been the subject of great controversy. Even the the late SCOTUS justice RBG who fiercely cherished access to abortion publicly stated that Roe was at best on shaky ground. As l indicated above, this is easily solved by federal legislation granting access to reproductive care, but since abortion, being a heated and polarizing issue drawing allot of passionate… Read more »
” I did not stand for the Black man, ’cause I’m not black; I did not stand for the Asian ’cause I’m not Asian, I did not stand for the rights of women ’cause I’m not a woman, I did not stand for the Indigenous, ’cause I’m not Indigenous, I’m not a Jew, ’cause I’m not Ashkenazi; I did not stand for the Mexican, ’cause I’m not Mexican; I did not stand for the LGBTQ+ ’cause I’m not either . . .” did I leave anyone out? Sorry if I did. But there’s just so many who are not hetero… Read more »
America is not a place where people are to be identified as anything but individuals. Socialist Race Ideology is the Anti thesis of Democracy abd Freedom. It is by definition Nazism and the Democrat Oarty has embraced it in a quest to steal power and consolodate it under one Federal regime. They are censoring our information distribution networks. They are the greatest threat to our country since it’s inceprion
Yes, the party of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan back in the 1800’s as I recall. That was the Democrats. The Republicans freed the slaves by winning the civil war and things were looking better for black people, They weren’t great, but better. Slow but steady improvements were made over the next hundred years until Johnson, a Democrat, pushed through the modern slavery of dependence by way of the welfare state. Along with that, the activists that make a living by constantly tearing the scabs off an old wound by perpetuating racism for their own ends and now look… Read more »
The former “Democrats” is the now Republican party. So, before you start pointing fingers…..
That ranks right up there as one of the most absurd things anybody has ever said. So what is the Democratic party now? Marxists communists? I’d believe that. Nobody in either party got together and said “Hey, let’s switch sides”. Get realistic. Both parties have lots of greedy liars and both only see you and me as a means to their own enrichment. Clarence Thomas is, however, a constitutionalist. You don’t often find that in either party and it is a treasure when you do.
WRONG!!!! As like Euphrates said “What?!” America has since it’s “inception” not (inceprion) has clearly identified as “tribes” not individual Americans, all were not considered as such, remember?
This article is wrong Abortion is mot mentioned in the constitution and is not a \constitutional right.The Supreme Court in the 70’s federalized abortion with Roe verses Wade. That decision should be left to the states. The 10th amendment to the US was ratified in 1971, The 10th amendment expresses the principle of federalism, also known as states’ rights, by stating that the federal government has only those powers delegated to it by the Constitution, and that all other powers not forbidden to the states by the Constitution are reserved to each state. I will not get into the debate… Read more »
Well written, Pmann, and well executed, too!
Finally, someone with a pair of “Cojones” dares to quell the hysteria!
The Absolute Truth…Absolutely!
(Eye roll) anybody can recite what they’ve read, kudos, but are you intelligent enough to see through to the truth. You should realize, ’cause I do; this is nothing more than a “clarion call” for those states that will go along with it. As it’s a ‘trojan horse’ more states will follow through with the original wishes of those ruling with “their” religion, not law, not what the majority of the people want. The rainbow folks are next, I’m also assuming that’s ok with you, too, right? Back to the shadowy closets, etc., and don’t get caught in public, OMG,… Read more »
Dude the Federal Government dominate every aspect originally assigned to the States. It ironic that the civil war should have so empowered The Federal Government , but it took many Courts cases and restoring States rights will take many more. Oir Federal Gov is our of control powerfull enough to lie incessantly and turn us against each other
Before voicing an opinion, 1) read the SCOTUS decision and 2) understand Constitutional Law. The Justices have shown that the Constitution does not guarantee the Rights in question; those Rights, by US Law, should have come by Acts from the US Congress or from the States. It is up to those bodies to create laws protecting these Rights. US Citizens should now act through voting and lobbying Congress and state governments to make their beliefs heard on the Rights in question.
I see here what I believe are opinions presented by the posting individuals that are formed through misconception. The United States is NOT a democracy. Mob rule has no place in our society and we should all be glad for it. We have a constitution that actually spells out just how far the federal and states governments can go. There are numerous amendments to the original Constitution which have greatly expanded and protected human rights. The problem is, the government has strayed from Constitution quite a bit in the 200 or so years since it was ratified and became the… Read more »
Well said! Let’s also say we must stop being “educated” by our favorite (biased) social media “influencer” (think about what that word really means) or news (biased) media. Before we form our opinion, we must go back to the source.
We seem to know who the latest Kardashian is dating, married or divorcing or whose clothes they’re wearing, but ask us about anything important like SCOTUS or how different government Party representatives present topics, and we don’t have the facts.
The Constitutional seperation of powers and assignment of States as self governance is the best protection for minorities we have. But the “gay” organizations which claim to speak for us would have you beleive otherwise. Reject LBQ++ categorization, it’s a false sense of seperation. We are Human beings, free Americans FIRST!
Oh, I quite agree.
if that asshole wants to ban gay marriage, the ban interracial marriage, and while he’s at it, he can move to the back of the bus! don’t like what i said to fucking bad. I’m sick and tired of assholes in this country!
Dude, I was with you 100% until you interjected that racial slur “back of the bus”. Claudette Colvin, a older black lady from Alabama was arrested in 1955 for refusing to sit at the “back of the bus”. You can trash Clarence Thomas all you want, but don’t trivialize the racism my people went through. I’m sick and tired of assholes in this country as well.
I’m sick of the racist slur…. “white privilege”.
Me too. I hate racial slurs!!!
Interracial marriage is about love consenting parties, right? Raping of women in slavery, such as my grandmothers is not, you do know the difference, don’t you? What you appear to abide is rape, not love, how sick/twisted evil is that? I think that you morally confused, don’t you?
The vast majority of African Americans, happen to be approximately 23% European, through raping of our grandmothers . . . prior to the 40’s, ‘we’ called it “creeping” the slave owners forcing themselves on these women against their will, race mixing; an otherwards you started it, not us.
WTF are you talking about and how is it relevant. Are you telling us YOUR grandma was raped? Are you accusing anyone here now today ? You arent making any sense
Lmao, keep on with your ignorance, dude.
You are just repeating the rhetoric of the liars who have been wrong so many Times before. One should think your wise up by now!!
You should learn hist. and how to check what you’ve written before you post it, lol!
Actually, Thomas is quite predictable! However, he does not subscribe to the Democrat’s perception and definition of who and what a “Minority” is or should be. He relates to the “Caucasian World” not the “Minority World.” He understands what the Democrats are doing and what they have done. And, because of it, he is undoing what should not have been brought forth to the attention of “The Supreme Court.” He is neither crazy or dangerous; he is wise and understands, quite well, what The Supreme Court has done and what it must still do. THE JOURNEY HAS ALREADY BEGUN! He… Read more »
I believe that Justice Thomas represents more people than there are willing to accept.
I agree with you and I have agreed with most things you post!
There many who agree with him that The Constitution is very specific about the delineation between States’ Rights and Federal Rights.
He, like many, understand The Supremes Court’s decision: return it to the individual states as is clearly delineated by The Constitution…and not my Public Demand.
He represents the overwhelming majority of rational Human beings
True except “there is no caucasian world! “ Racism IS in the eye of the beholder !
I used “Caucasian” because the only “White” human beings are “Albinos”?
No Human Being” is “White” or “Black” as race is not genetically a “Pure Color”?
Marriage is not a right granted by the government. It’s a religious rite and the government should not be involved in any of it, gay or straight.
While true, Government does need to set legal standards for communal property, child care and custody, inheritance, etc. once a marriage has begun. Fortunately, we have not left those matters in the hands of religious leaders.
The bottom line is, is that not enough white women are having enough white babies, that’s #1; two, is that we’re outnumbered by China’s populous (basic strategies of war, old as mankind itself) “outnumber your enemies.” Also, there’s Russia to watch out for . . . What the eventual objective is, is not that different from what nazi Germany was doing back in the day, punish/execute women having abortions, this was law then over there. As they are pushing the idea of reporting your neighbors/anyone you suspect is pregnant and planning an abortion. No contraceptives either? This is just so… Read more »
Lamar: I will agree with you and a sad commentary from a Caucasian!! If you watched the myriad of Protestors, the majority are Caucasian Females. This is why there is such a “Brouhaha” about the reversal of “Roe vs Wade.” It is about Race and “The Majority” does not like to be told “No.” I do not bash my race or do I bash any other race but you did hit-the-mark and I applaud you for doing so. It is, always, about Race in this country and that is the prime reason why so many deplore Supreme Court Justice Clarence… Read more »
Thomas is nothing more than a puppet, a tool, he’s what ‘we’ African Amer, refer to as a “coon” as ‘we’ have our own definition for such, that “Caucasians” know nothing about. Of course, they do “deplore” him, so agreed, lmao, it’s so crazy; he sits on one of the highest seats in America, legally married to “white America’s treasure (still, just property as it turns out, lol) a “white woman!!!” As aforementioned, though, ‘we’ our direct ancestors (slaves) did not start that fire, either (race mixing) as a rule of “Jim Crow.” Btw, i.e., which one of those slave… Read more »
There’s also the issue that Pfizer’s own docs show that their Covid vaccine depletes sperm motility by 21%, with additional effects on the sperm count itself. Add to the various toxins that the FDA allows (Microplastics anyone?) and TPTB might just have a concern there. After all population drives the GDP, which influences bond ratings. Something that a country with a trillion dollar debt and avaricious spending habits might be concerned about. Breeders need to breed.
Loon. There are contraceotives, there is self determination and if the goal was about White supremecy then why is it the abortion amognst Blacks is highest Per capita. Please site source for executing women for having abortions wTF? Germany WW2 and Russia promoted large families it’s true but laws that Ban abortion are created because western civilization respects individuals and affords right to life to ALL humankind . This is rooted in our Judeo-Christian Heritage and not in a political or Race agenda.( though a leading proponent was National Organization for Women’s founder who was Racist) It’s the fundamental beleif… Read more »
Ha, that’s only part of the truth, know your European/American history.
Statistics, in this country show in the country black women have highest mortality rates of any western country, personally, I think that’s about to get alot worse. It is not ‘I’ who is the loon. Racism, though, to answer your foolish inquiry, that is the sole reason.
Interestingly enough, this very same Court published its decision today that “the Constitution and the best of our traditions council mutual respect and tolerance not censorship and suppression for religious and non-religious views alike” in the case of a high school football sports coach who was fired by the School District for praying on the field after games.
I hope they do!
The initial SWARM of posts (aka what Liberals do when opinions are NOT to their Ideology) to this article were hateful, negative and full of “what Facebook, Twitter and our chosen Social Influencers’ opinions tell us is ‘truth'”. Conservatives tend a more quite response. So many A4A blog voters to this topic showed a balanced response. Votes against the negative/one-sided/short-sighted/Pro-Liberal votes and posts were sensible and balanced. They were full of not only the reality of Law but also other viable opinions. They observe a full balanced, chorus of Social/Political Opinions. It’ll be no doubt that A4A will not post… Read more »
We need to have term limits on SC Judge Roberts thought so. So, there would not be packing on the courts plus he said that it would change each year …so all judges would not be term limits at the same year. Like 15 to 18 years. He did bit say when term limits started but when you start as judge that when it started. Plus we need to have both chambers vote on judges with a simple majority. Or maybe the people vote simply majority. We do that o. Lower courts. Judges Thomas hated the liberals he said that… Read more »
You’ve made it very clear you want term limits for those people who don’t agree with your ideology. Term limits would be good for ALL citizens of the US, regardless of race, regardless of sex, regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of ethnicity. That’s equality. But that’s not the frightening agenda you’re talking about.
Wow, Thomas is such a dick.
A Black person on the Supreme Court. How could he be such?
His home address was published on Facebook. So much for “Black Lives Matter.”
Maybe they can revisit Plessy v. Ferguson?
History has many accounts of not equal, actually. And they just might, look around you at these ghettos, “the more things change the more they stay the same” have you driven though a reservation lately?
Abortion is a question with Many different answers and Noone can claim to know that theirs is the only right answer. Thomas and the Court were totally right in leaving States to decide. Local governance is what keeps us free and it’s the best protector of diversity. So anyone who thinks Thomas should be villified has got their head up their Totalitarian self righteous ass. Stop trashing Thomas start recognizing how Democracy is supposed to work! Democrats are preaching dangerous garbage these days. Socialist Race Ideology (Nazism) is not the right side of history for free people especially gays. Read… Read more »
States … and the US Congress. But it’s doubtful many detractors to this whole issue’s recent announcement will have a clue what Congress is.
“Loon” let those with a uterus decide for themselves, individually, period: the families, the fathers and mothers. The laws by way of religion should be caring out what the majority of the people want; the freedom to decide for themselves, regardless of political or religious affiliation. YOU, should “get a clue,” no one should be forced to carry and raise a child that feel they cannot, for reasons of rape, incest, economical, hell, their vary lives for that matter. Additionally, “no exceptions/conditions” in some states is just plain barbaric, cruel, hateful. But this ruling isn’t going to stop abortions, just… Read more »
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Liberal morons!
He must be against interracial marriage too. That’s not in the Constitution either.
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