...miss the best moment of the show in years!
The entire "Meet the Press" panel laughed out loud at Peggy Noonan today when she said the GOP "should become a party that helps women" after its abortion "victory." pic.twitter.com/uSth0nkutC— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) June 26, 2022
Well, as long as we're on the subject....
Dear America -- Stop voting for dumbshits.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 26, 2022
Sincerely, The Rest Of Us https://t.co/Av9J6IsgOX
Griwsold v Connecticut was decided 34 years later. And contrary to lay interpretations:
The legislative record of the 1931 attempt to change Connecticut's birth control ban has some real hot takes. pic.twitter.com/0yYmmwBjOT— Adam S. Rust (@ASRust) June 26, 2022
...it WAS about birth control. The Griswolds were married, but still not allowed to use the birth control of their choice in Connecticut. Rather like the Lovings, who couldn't be married in Virginia (despite the fact they were married in a state that DID allow mixed-race marriages. States' rights, y'all!). I resist this urge to reduce legal cases to doctrines and principles and ignore the facts the bring a case to court. Because courts don't make advisory opinions and don't rule on the controversy du jour. They rule on facts involving parties (persons, businesses, states) and apply the applicable law to the facts presented.
Can folks please stop referring to the Griswold decision as having been "about contraception." Griswold confirmed the existence of a right to privacy within the Constitution. That's everything. /1— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 26, 2022