Diddddd ya hear about Roe?
For those of you who somehow only get their news from reading flappr.net (very based, but unlikely) I'll give you the TL;DR version of events.
- In an EXTREME breach of institutional norms, someone (likely an r-worded progressive law clerk) for some reason (probably to create a public pressure campaign to influence the vote) leaked Justice Samuel Alito's draft majority opinion for the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to Politico.
- Alito's written draft strongly suggests that there are currently at least 5 justices willing to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- In his draft majority opinion, Alito says “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences" and that “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision....”
- Alito specifically states that his Dobbs decision solely applies to Roe v. Wade and cannot be used to overturn any other cases (interracial marriage, gay marriage etc. . .)
Phew, got all that? Good, on to the blog.
I'm not going to go into the merits of the decision (I think it should be left up to the states) or the practice of abortion (not a fan), you already have opinions on abortion and I don't think it's worthwhile to prosthelytize any further here.
What I did find funny was how quickly the party of "I can't define what a woman is, I'm not a biologist" became the party of "overturning Roe is going to kill women".
Within an instant, "birthing people" ceased to be the term that The Left insisted on using (and insisted that you use too) to describe human beings that can bear children, or you know . . . biological women.
And before you suggest that I might be over-exaggerating the wide-spread use of this term, it wasn't just schizo-leftists (i.e. most journos) on Twitter and Tikok pushing "birthing people" or "pregnant people".
It was the Biden Admin replacing "mothers" with "birthing people" its 2022 Budget Proposal.
It was elected Democrat, Cori Bush, tweeting about the horror faced by "black birthing people" in a tweet.
It was Jen Psaki opining on "pregnant and postpartum people" just over a month ago.
All of this changed in the past 48 hours though. Abortion is a core tenet of secular religion, Roe is sacred doctrine and with the Non-Secularists appearing to have victory within their grasp - it was time to ditch the birthing people.
Sorry, biological pregnant women who identify as men or trees or whatever - you're just plain 'ol women again.
And it wasn't just elected officials, lets see how the official AP style guide is trying to navigate this inconvenient rhetorical conundrum:
Did ya catch that? Pregnant people are now only "Pregnant People" when they are pregnant and do not identify as women.
Hmph. So when you hear about "women's right to choose" from now on, are we to assume that "Pregnant People" are excluded from those rights?
Big Tech has changed their tune as well - back in 2019, if you searched "can men get pregnant", Google would return with this as the top result:
Search the same question again and here is what you'll find:
It's still a pretty insane thing for Google to position in the top spot, but it's a clear departure from what they had previously curated for its readers.
What to make of all this? Well, perhaps, when Liberals say "speech is literal violence" and "erasure of trans people is murder", what they really mean is "nothing comes before an institution central to secular religion".
Hopefully enough people have paid attention to the rhetorical games played by The Left to realize the insidiousness of what they've done, what they're doing and the people they've used as pawns in the process.
So, when you're celebrating "Birthing Person's Day" this weekend, pour one out for all the Birthing People who woke up Wednesday morning to discover that they had suddenly become women and mothers again.
Happy Thursday and God Bless America.