Gloria Steinem is doing what she will to assist girls unable to acquire an abortion now that Roe v Wade has been overturned. If a girl lives in a state that now restricts abortion, she will probably be welcome to come back and use Steinem’s visitor room if she is in want of a spot to remain. There is just one visitor room, although, and the girl has to journey to Manhattan’s Higher East Aspect, however that is Steinem doing her half.
The growing older feminist chief reminisced about the pre-Roe days as she remembered them.
“All the things from the small effort to say, ‘I’ve a visitor room if you have to come to New York state, you may keep right here,’” she mentioned of her preliminary efforts.
“Which after all is proscribed because it’s just one room,” she added, laughing. “However not less than it’s one thing that I can provide.”
The 88-year-old remembers a girls’s clinic that was in her neighborhood and the inflow of sufferers she would see arriving there following restrictions on abortions made in different states.
“I might see girls coming in previous, battered vehicles from every kind of different states to get the abortion that they wanted and couldn’t get of their properties,” she mentioned.
Ah, sure. The previous days when the Structure was adopted and justices weren’t making up non-existent rights. The pendulum is swinging again, due to the three appointments made by Trump. This isn’t your father’s Supreme Courtroom, to paraphrase Joe Biden.
Steinem mentioned that when the ruling got here down on Friday, she was indignant. She mentioned she was indignant as a result of it’s ““taking away our energy to make choices over our personal our bodies, which implies we’re not dwelling in a democracy.” That’s proper, Gloria. We don’t dwell in a democracy. We dwell in a constitutional republic.
Bear in mind when loopy progressives used the specter of intercourse strikes to get no matter they wished? Nicely, Gloria would love that tactic used towards the Supreme Courtroom justices, too. I do know, none of this makes any sense. I’m simply telling you what she mentioned.
Steinem additionally weighed in on how some girls are utilizing intercourse strikes to regain a few of that misplaced energy. “That solely is smart should you’re hanging towards somebody who’s towards alternative,” she mentioned, laughing. “It might be good if we may withhold all sympathies, intercourse and help from the unlucky members of the Supreme Courtroom.”
A extremely fascinating factor has occurred for the reason that Dobbs v Jackson Ladies’s Well being ruling was introduced. Not solely are liberals being reminded that their hero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t agree with the Roe v Wade choice when it got here down fifty years in the past, however they’re starting to point out resentment for her. She didn’t retire through the Obama years. She held on by way of her advancing age and well being challenges as an alternative of retiring and permitting Obama to nominate somebody to fill the seat. Then she died when Trump was in workplace and the remaining is historical past.
“RBG was a hero for a lot of causes. However the horrible irony is that her choice to remain too lengthy on the social gathering helped result in the destruction of one of many issues she cared about probably the most,” Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg tweeted. “Sadly, this will probably be a giant a part of her legacy.
Podcast host Katie Harper sarcastically wrote she was “So glad RBG stored planking as an alternative of retiring from the Supreme Courtroom,” with a photograph of the aged justice doing a plank in a gymnasium.
“Thanks particularly to RBG immediately for making this potential,” tweeted freelance journalist Eoin Higgins, who additionally thanked former President Obama “for not recess appointing Garland or whoever to switch Scalia, your inaction and failed presidency helped make this second a actuality.”
Some social media posts are actually fairly ugly. I favor to take a look at posts by some conservatives who’re celebrating the Courtroom’s choice.
We must always construct a statue to the pro-life motion of Harry Reid and RBG holding arms. https://t.co/aYyONgDtTX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 24, 2022
Good instances, good instances.