By Nearly 2 to 1 Margin, Most Americans Want Supreme Court to Uphold Right to Abortion

by on May 3, 2022 · 7 comments

in Women's Rights

Most Americans say the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion, a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted last week finds.

With the Supreme Court poised to overturn the right to abortion, the survey finds that 54 percent of Americans think the 1973 Roe decision should be upheld while 28 percent believe it should be overturned — a roughly 2-to-1 margin.

Solid majorities over the years have upheld the right. Dating back to the mid-90s, more Americans have said abortion should be legal than illegal.

And 7 in 10 Americans say the decision to have an abortion should be left up to the woman and her doctor.

For more, go here Washington Post.

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Frank Gormlie May 3, 2022 at 11:18 am

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) pledged that the chamber will take action after the revelation of the draft ruling.

“It is our intention for the Senate to hold a vote on legislation to codify the right to an abortion in law,” Schumer said at a news conference with fellow Senate Democrats on Tuesday afternoon. The Post’s Felicia Sonmez reports he added that “a vote on this legislation is no longer an abstract exercise — this is as urgent and real as it gets.”

“We will vote to protect a woman’s right to choose, and every American is going to see which side every senator stands on,” Schumer said.

Echoing the concerns raised by other Democrats and abortion rights advocates, Schumer said news of the draft decision is a signal that the Supreme Court is ready to overturn other precedents on issues including contraception and same-sex marriage.


Frank Gormlie May 3, 2022 at 11:27 am

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the top leaders of California’s legislature have announced a push to amend the state constitution to protect abortion rights.

“California will not stand idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights and the progress so many have fought for gets erased,” Newsom said in a late-Monday statement with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate leader Toni Atkins. “We will fight.”

Amending the state constitution would first require a two-thirds vote in the assembly and the Senate, numbers Democrats hold. The measure would then be put to voters in a statewide referendum.


sealintheselkirks May 4, 2022 at 11:18 am

Republican Barry Goldwater and candidate for president said this:

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.
So he was correct and now we get to live in his ‘terrible damn problem’ country governed by people who ‘frighten me.’

Does anybody else realize just how far down the rabbit hole we have fallen? Welcome to the Handmaid’s Tale. Which, of course, is on the censored list in many states across this country.

When we reach Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, I’m going to lose one hell of a lot of the books in my home library to these so-called Christians’ bonfires…



Frank Gormlie May 4, 2022 at 11:44 am

Isn’t this a great graphic!? Takes the phrase monopolized by the extreme right and turns it around with a whole new snake. C’mon now, admit it.


sealintheselkirks May 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Ha! Okay, I admit it!



Frank Gormlie May 4, 2022 at 5:19 pm

Thanks dude. Send us some rain.


sealintheselkirks May 5, 2022 at 10:49 am

What rain? It was 78F on my mercury thermometer in the shade of the front porch 40 air miles from the Canadian Border at 3pm today (Wed 5/4). We haven’t really been getting that much rain. Some hail last week, and a couple very large windstorms, one that snapped off a 100 foot Ponderosa Pine about fifty up, but last May 6th it was 85’F so last year’s calendar is on repeat in terms of daily temperatures.

The last frost was always in June. Not anymore. The Jet Stream has been described as ‘deranged’ by climate scientists…so the normal storm pattern is completely off and unpredictable.

Then this morning I woke up to rain! Completely unpredictable! But I’d send San Diego some if I could.
This popped up today:

Democrats have no plan to stop the overturning of Roe v. Wade



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