Here we go again. The decision to repeal Roe is opening up the door to examining all decisions involving a “right to privacy” stemming from the 14th amendment.
Clarence Thomas spelled out what decisions could be reexamined-
Griswold- the right to contraception
Lawrence- the right to sodomy (which means the right to be gay)
Obergefell- the right to gay marriage.
The House just passed a bill to secure the right for gay people to marry 267-157 with 47 republicans joining all the democrats. Now it goes to the Senate where it is less sure to meet the 60 vote threshold. We shall see.
Looks like we will relitigate this issue that most had thought was done. I mean- has the world ended after gay marriage was allowed federally? Do you seriously want to roll back rights for gay folks? Why?
Democrats established that the governments can outlaw going to church, peacefully assembling, speaking to a crowd, etc. based on plausible health concerns even though these rights are specifically protected in the constitution.
The government can require employees to get vaccinated. Bodily autonomy is not an absolute right.
Sexual behaviors spread disease. That is a health issue, that the government should be able to regulate.
The fertility rate is far below replacement. That is a long-term threat to national security and the economy of the country. The government should be able to take measures to encourage larger families.
Questions about exactly what the laws are should be left to the states.
The Supreme Court decreed that it was a right - until they flip-flopped 50 years later. Because of that everyone less than about 45 years old knows it as a right that was yanked away, for the first time in history.