Roe v. Wade Overturned, Prompting Insane Reactions

Today, The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade and returning power to the states to make individual laws on abortion.

A draft of the majority opinion leaked to the media last month, sparked protests and outrage from pro-abortion advocates, but today’s landmark ruling is remarkably similar to the initial wording.

The leak even inspired an attempted assassination at the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. After campaigning on a message of “unity,” President Joe Biden remained surprisingly silent on the effort to murder a sitting member of the Supreme Court.

The plot against Kavanaugh was essentially buried by the media, but the response by prominent left wing individuals and politicians today could lead to further concerns for the safety of the justices.

OutKick founder Clay Travis highlighted how important the 6-3 margin for Dobbs is for that reason alone:

Reactions to the official release have ranged from constitutionally illiterate to laughably inaccurate to confusingly unhinged.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen chanting the word “illegitimate” and encouraging people to get “into the streets.” Ocasio-Cortez, of course, did not specify what made the decision “illegitimate” other than the fact that she disagrees with it.

West Wing actor Bradley Whitford accused the justices of lying under oath:

Patton Oswalt, fresh off apologizing for being friends with Dave Chappelle, flippantly diminished false rape allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in his latest attempt at virtue signaling:

Danny DeVito eloquently explained his objections to the ruling:

The View’s Ana Navarro-Cárdenas maintained her typical level of calm, reasoned, rational takes by describing Justice Clarence Thomas as “the insurrectionist-promoter’s husband.”

Navarro also did not specify why she believes that Thomas prefers Americans to have sex with one type of gun and marry another.

Actress Patricia Arquette displayed an impressive lack of constitutional awareness by suggesting that the Supreme Court gave people the right to carry guns:

The right to bear arms, is, of course, enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Bette Midler chimed in with her own Bad Legal Take, inaccurately describing Roe v. Wade as “settled law,” when the Supreme Court does not make laws:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the decision as “disgraceful” and said that the Supreme Court returning decision making power to states and voters was a “dark, extreme goal.”

Not to be outdone, Elizabeth Warren issued a statement describing the justices as “radical” and misleadingly claimed the court decided that the government “should make a private health care decision.”

Displaying a proper amount of restraint and perspective, comedian and writer Caleb Hearon described Republicans as a “loud and privileged minority group of terrorists.”

John Fugelsang contributed this utterly pointless tweet:

The implication that only presidents who win the popular vote should be allowed to appoint justices is both dangerous and constitutionally illiterate.

These reactions are part of the broader issue affecting modern American politics – celebrities, politicians and media personalities are incentivized to give the most extreme, inaccurate takes to receive praise from their followers.

Tweets with easily disprovable factual inaccuracies receive tens of thousands of likes, because they’re in service of telling fans what they want to hear.

Whether or not you agree with the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, it’s absurd to question the legitimacy of the court itself for doing something you disagree with.

There’s already been threats of violence towards one justice and unhinged, angry, inaccurate activism could easily inspire more.

Once again, it’s abundantly clear that the ideology and party that claims to be concerned with the “future of our democracy” doesn’t understand basic fundamentals of how it works or the separation of powers.

Today’s decision is historic for multiple reasons, not the least of which is inspiring an unprecedented level of absurdity from the left.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, ice cream expert and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, eating as much pizza as humanly possible, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. It should be mandatory for everyone to read the majority opinion and understand what they said and didn’t say. They made no judgement on whether or not abortion should be legal. What they said, basically, was that Roe v. Wade established law. It put into “law” defined trimesters and what was allowable during each trimester, among other things, which have no foundation in the constitution. There is nothing in the constitution that prohibits nor allows abortion. It is NOT the role of SCOTUS to establish law, something that most Democratic appointees don’t seem to understand. Congress establishes law. SCOTUS merely ensures that subsequent laws at all levels comply with the constitution. Since the constitution does not address abortion, per the constitution rights not explicitly stated in the constitution are the responsibility of the states. SCOTUS simply gave that undefined right back to the states in accordance to what the constitution actually says (or more accurately doesn’t say). Even though I believe women should have the right to abortions, I applaud their decision. I’m a constitutionalist, like the recent Republican appointees, so if folks want the law changed, use congress (state or federal), not SCOTUS.

    • Excellent take. While I am against abortion I clearly agree with you—people will not read the opinion and form the absolute strongest possible opinions on this issue. Even to the point where they will risk their physical safety over it. I used to think we shouldn’t underestimate the intelligence of the average American person—but after the BLM riots, the woke sports movement, the inarticulate gun debate, and the election of big Joe, I am more convinced than ever, that most of my fellow Americans live their lives by the “ready, fire, aim” motto.

    • What Kevin said. That’s it.
      Unfortunately our society decides to listen to know-nothing celebrities, ignorant (I meant that literally) politicians, or just lying media members who want to create chaos, because it gets ratings and clicks.
      One thing I believe this will do is make red states more red, and blue states more blue. Decisions like this that give power back to the states will limit Californians and New Yorkers moving to red states to try to change them purple. This will be the closest thing we’ve seen in terms of a civil separation of states since the pre-Civil War era.

  2. Kevin is spot on. People react to everything emotionally these days. They protest, rant and rave about issues they don’t take the time to fully understand. And there are those (losers) who want to use any issue to destroy America and our way of life .

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