WASHINGTON-(MaraviPost)-The US Supreme Court’s overturning of a woman’s right to an abortion on Friday was a legal, political and societal thunderbolt that merits the overused term “historic” because it will change life in multiple ways, many still unknown.
But while shocking, especially since it goes against majority public opinion on the issue, it was not a surprise.
The ruling was the result of a staggeringly successful generational quest by the conservative movement at all political levels, from grassroots social and religious activists through the founding leaders of a right-wing legal establishment to successive Republican presidents.
The ruling has irked President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Make no mistake: This decision is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law. It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court,” President Joe Biden said. But he added: “This is not over.”
Pelosi attacked the Republican Party in connection with the ruling.
“Today, the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has achieved their dark, extreme goal of repealing the way a woman’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions.
“Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party, their supermajority in the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers. With Roe and their attempt to destroy it, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom,” she said.