Just Hurling Money at the Democrats Won't Save Abortion Rights

Marc Ash / Reader Supported News
Just Hurling Money at the Democrats Won't Save Abortion Rights June 24, 2022: Protests erupted nationwide in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP)

The Democrats are going full-bore on post-Roe fundraising and the donors are hurling money hurling it at them in record amounts. That formula can actually be counterproductive. Why fight for anything if not fighting fills the coffers? And anyway fighting isn’t the Democratic way.

Again, for the record Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both Republican Senators have authored legislation that they say will preserve abortion rights on a federal level in America. The Colins-Murkowski proposal is likely not perfect but it does provide a potential pathway forward. The Democrats continue to rake in money and ignore Collins and Murkowski entirely. No effort whatsoever to construct a cooperative solution.

Justice Clarance Thomas is or should be professionally vulnerable right now. His wife was clearly involved it a collaborative, seditious effort to overthrow the United States government with violent extremists, culminating in the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. There is no effort underway by the Democrats to hold Thomas accountable or to force his resignation from the Supreme Court. There absolutely should be. But again this requires fighting spirit.

In short the Democrats have no plan to defend abortion rights or rein in this rogue, politically appointed, politically motivated Supreme Court. Just handing the Democratic party more and more money does nothing to preserve abortion rights or any of the other rights and protections this court is hell-bent on eradicating.

Abortion Chaos

Expect abortion rights to be replaced by legal chaos nationwide as jurisdictions for and against abortion rights face off over enforcement. This decision will create social disruption and upheaval on a scale not seen since the Vietnam war. A literal avalanche of legal challenges looms. For 50 years Roe v. Wade has been settled law. It is now replaced by interstate legal tribalism. Good luck predicting where this is going to go.

Dobbs v. Jackson, the case that overturned Roe V. Wade is done. Supreme Court v. American Social Progress is the case we will now all be litigating. Save your money for proven fighters. Choose your battles wisely. The Real fight is just beginning.

Marc Ash is the founder and former Executive Director of Truthout, and is now founder and Editor of Reader Supported News.

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