So we have a case where a 10 year old girl in Ohio was raped and got pregnant, Because of the sick perverted laws in Ohio, she had to leave the state for an abortion. This is just the beginning. I have nothing but disgust and contempt for the people on this site who are so sick that they believe that this poor girl, after being raped, should have to go through a pregnancy. This makes me so sick. The Republicans are the new Taliban.
I am pro life and I am torn on this. No I don't want a 10 year old to be pregnant and have to deal with this at such a young age, but on the other hand, this is a human life that is in her belly and unfortunately an Abortion is fatal to that human life. The only way I see out of this for both sides is to come up with a way to end a pregnancy without it being harmful to the unborn child.
On this note however, because of the availability of Abortion, I also believe that Abortion is used way more than you think to cover up rapes and sexual abuse. From what I have heard, most abortion clinics will look the other way on this. If an underage girl is pregnant and she goes to the clinic to get an abortion, that is statutory rape and IMO the clinics have an obligation to report it, but they never do. In the case of this ten year old, this is hard proof of statutory rape and once the DNA test comes back, who ever this perp is should be put away for a long time. I also believe Abortion is what allowed Epstein to get away with his crimes for so long, and also why we have heard no names. If some of these babies had been born, and DNA is traced to powerful people associated with Epstein, its a smoking gun and game over.
As for the ruling itself. The Supreme Court got the ruling correct from a Legal standpoint. The issue with court rulings these days, is that they are looked at from a political aspect and not a legal one. The court is not around to issue political rulings, it is around to issue legal ones. I do believe the Majority opinion was very sound legally speaking and was proper. The dissent in this case was making a political argument, and not a legal one. The dissenters looked at the bad things that could happen and ruled based on that rather than on what the law actually says. That is not their job. That is the job of the US Congress to make laws. Just because a ruling has bad effects or isn't popular politically doesnt mean it is a bad ruling or even an incorrect one. For example, the Citizens United ruling has led to disastrous results for our democracy as now both Parties have been bought by the billionaire class in this country as a result. I don't like that. However, if you look at the way the law was written, the ruling was correct legally and was the proper ruling.
Interestingly enough, the Democrats are not doing much about this at all. They had ample opportunity to codify roe, especially in the Obama administration when they had a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate. Yet they did nothing. Nancy Pelosi is supposed to be this master legislator, but all we are getting out of her is poetry. And the Democratic base is getting fed up. Go look at any young turks segment from the past couple of weeks to see what I mean.