As Progressives, we need to push back against the dangerous nonsense of the anti-abortion movement .

As we know, at a time when the rest of the Western world is ploughing on with increasingly

progressive socio-economic and political agendas, the US is conspicuous in that it is

headed in the completely opposite direction – a direction has an increasingly bleak looking

horizon to it.  And chillingly, roughly 40% of the population of the country is actively cheering

on a brazen descent into demolishing women’s reproductive rights.

 

Take for example the recent troubling events in Texas (and increasingly in copy-cat states

elsewhere) that has now made it to a conservative dominated Supreme Court. And, as sure

as night follows day, the Supreme Court has again tossed another request from abortion

providers in the state who were looking to block the draconian six-week ban on abortions.

In doing so, the Lone Star state has shown itself to be the spear-head of a conservative –

Evangelical movement that seemingly finds its inspiration in the Dark Ages of patriarchal

Europe. Women are reduced to nothing more than breeding chattel, subject to the whims

and wishes of their male over-lords. Female productive rights mean absolutely nothing to

them and they revel in that fact like a pig does in mud.


Other states, in what was once the confederacy, of course, are headed down exactly the

same route, taking their inspiration from what is happening in both Texas and the Supreme

Court. It cannot be stressed enough, Roe -v-Wade, which is settled law by nearly 50 years,

is in very real, very mortal, danger.


It is nauseating to reflect on the fact that the Supreme Court has that conservative majority

courtesy of Donald Trump. He appointed conservative stalwarts Neil Gorsuch, Brett

Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, joining up with three pre-existing conservative justices,

allowing for a 6 – 3 majority in favor of female oppression. Keep in mind that’s the same

Donald Trump that sleeps with porn stars, boasts about grabbing women by the genitals

and has any number of sexual abuse, including rape, allegations against him. Apparently,

the conservative movement doesn’t do irony.


Unless you’ve been living in a cave, or in a Trump speech-induced coma, it was as clear as

crystal that a soon as there was a conservative majority in the Supreme Court, then any

number of conservative entities were coming, and coming fast, for Roe -v- Wade. They

have seethed at it since its inception, determined that one day, be that now or in a hundred

years, they would gleef