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The impact of reproductive freedom on the interphase, part 2

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(Continued from the first part)

I usually write about Hope Springs from my Field PAC research (and now Postcard to new voters) project, but no one is immune from the culture wars that threaten our liberties and liberties. This year, voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin polled 93,004 issues. We finished asking questions about voters’ views and single-issue preferences. We also hear a lot about issues caused by the news, such as Dobbs’ recent decision.

In this diary, I would like to cross the front lines.

Three days after the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling overturning Roe v Wade, Caitlin Bernard, MD, received a call from a colleague in Ohio about a 10-year-old patient who was 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant.girl’s mom They took her (she was nine years old when she was raped) to Indiana and had her aborted.

Tens of thousands of girls under the age of 14 are raped each year (and many more are not reported), and many of those who become pregnant undergo abortions. This is why Republicans are so keen to remove the rape exception from the anti-abortion bill. But it goes without saying. Republicans cast considerable doubt on this claim, returning to normal. This was all a false flag out of anger at Law being overturned.

Their alleged allegation is that GOP rape culture playbook. And Alito’s opinion too. It’s too spooky.

In 1988, law professor Susan Estrich wrote a book: real rape:

Estrich traces rape cases from the 17th century to the present day, and the decisions of male judges (women were barred from practicing the law for most of that time) reflect society’s feelings towards women. The law is certainly not neutral on the issue, she says.

According to Estrich, rape laws were designed to protect men from false accusations by compelling women. It was not for the man to prove he was innocent, but for the woman to prove her innocence. Distrust translated into a clear set of presumptions against women that carried over into this century.

If you read Judge Alito’s opinion that invalidated Roe v Wade, you’ve seen Hale’s name. It was all over the place. In fact, it was central to his reasoning. Alito’s dependence on Hale, an orphaned Puritan, was important because Law wanted to employ common law history as a means of proving that he had made “the wrong decision.” And Hale was basically the beginning. “Hale’s greatness in English legal history lies in the role he played in developing the core elements of his system of common law.” but not staring decision I started. Alito was familiar with Hale.

But Matthew Hale is equally central. GOP rape cultureMuch has been written about Hale since Alito’s draft opinion leaked, much of it about his attitudes towards women’s rights. Its lack could be better worded. From The Washington Post:

Hale believed that authorities should not trust women who reported being raped. and not so innocent’. Judges and lawyers cited Hale’s canards incessantly well into the second half of the 20th century. Hale’s allegations against women still reverberate in American law and culture, helping rapists avoid punishment.

In Hale’s words, “The husband cannot be guilty of the rape he himself commits against his lawful wife, because by mutual marriage consent and contract, the wife is not of this kind.” to her husband, and she cannot withdraw it.”

According to The New York Times, “A central tenet of Hale’s legal philosophy was that giving women legally enforceable rights to their bodies was a threat to men’s liberty. ‘ Men’s freedom was worth protecting, indeed, more valuable than the idea of ​​women’s freedom. Of course, Hale is just one of the ancient sources Alito refers to. Henry de Bracton in his 13th century treatise (pre-common law) is also cited. “In Bracton’s account, “women differ from men in many respects, for women are in an inferior position to men”.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Friday’s ruling is a triumph for the doctrine of originalism, with grave consequences for a country with an increasingly diverse and tolerant population. The version of American history we get by binding ourselves to documents that originalists see as myth tells us of centuries of constitutional history in which women and people of color were completely disenfranchised. “And that is now the basis for the continued denial of rights.”

The Supreme Court tried to codify eighteenth-century attitudes, not Roe. This is a reminder that the Constitution was ratified before women — African Americans and even poor whites — had the right to vote. In essence, courts elevate the rulers of means to constitutional mandates in the 21st century.

Not only is Alito’s opinion of Dobbs horribly wrong, but he’s also trying to tip the scale of a ferocious culture war to the extreme right, a complete disregard for women’s rights and freedoms. In their objection, Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan said:

For convenience (I will make this more clear in my next diary), I summarize this view as follows: GOP rape cultureAlito finds interest in freedom non-existent, due to his complete disregard for the freedom of those who are not white, wealthy men (originalism). He had no rights before the Constitution, and if he didn’t have the rights enumerated in the Constitution, he has none of the rights a primitiveist would want to grant.

But hooray!, you (I’m a wealthy white man) still have: you still have the freedom to conform! And of course, Hale, Alito, Trump and DeSantis too! So, hurray?!?!

It may not seem like a big deal without UltraMAGA. It’s not real freedom. But what Alito and his fellow Republicans allow is freedom. Republican rape culture is about spinning it out as liberties and liberties, liberties and liberties they gladly protect. And no one is better at enforcing your “freedom” than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Don’t think DeSantis is only aimed at basically powerless high schoolers. This is an example of a lecture like Hale, but the stronger the opponent’s power, the more Vitriol consumed by DeSantis.But that’s nothing compared to the $1 billion tax bill DeSantis wants to hand over Orange and Osceola counties in the state. That’s because Disney said it would stop donating to Republicans in Florida over the enactment of a “don’t say gay” law. DeSantis said on April 21 he signed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District (SB 4). $1 billion bond obligations to local governments. Florida law requires you to do so. But DeSantis said Disney’s pledge not to continue donating to Republicans in Florida “crossed the line.”

teeth? And you thought blackmail was illegal.

But if you think Ron DeSantis is just attacking the state’s biggest private employer, you’re wrong. The Florida governor later vetoed the Tampa Bay Rays youth facility. Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas pledged $50,000 to Everytown for gun safety. Of course, “DeSantis is not principled. He bullies corporations with a series of compelling publicity stunts.”

Freedom to Comply. Freedom to wake up.it’s the only freedom allowed GOP rape culture.

DeSantis is not alone. Republican rape culture is prevalent among Trumpists and “Team Normal” (whatever that is) Republicans. Please note the following:

There is no clear line between destroying the broader view of Fourteenth Amendment liberty where abortion is at issue and destroying it for all other intimate decisions. The willingness of the right-wing majority to tolerate an all-powerful state interfering in every aspect of our lives is breathtaking.

The objection clearly states: The majority said, “We are making radical changes too easily and too quickly, based on the new views of the new judges. The majority thereby replaces the rule of law with rule by judges.”

With America trying to lead the 21st century, GOP rape culture Determined to bring us back to the 17th century. The following diary will describe the results of Kansas’ messaging and how to fight back. But I will conclude here. ”

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