Hypocrites: The Overturning of Roe Thread

This is not a general Open Thread, but I expect that there may be a lot of of discussion on Roe, so this is the place for it. We currently do not have an Open Thread at all. The Open Thread that was posted for about 20 minutes (and got 6 views) will be moved to Monday. This is what we’re talking about instead.

If a protest march is coming, announce it here.

I’m in a deposition for much of the day, so I won’t have time to do the topic justice for a while. This will be addressed properly later in the day.

For now: no, Californians’ rights are not directly affected by this — except for an likely increase in tourism. But we will be affected when this same majority, or a slightly narrower one, eliminates protection for LGBT+ rights, and for federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and potentially eliminates the right to birth control and interracial marriage — all rooted in the same long-respected common law right to privacy.

The time has come for betrayal of men who oppose abortion but don’t use contraception — like the President who “accomplished” this feat. The time for the betrayal of anti-abortion men who may be protected from concern about abortion only because they rely on the fact that have sex with men, rather than women, has come.

So much more to be said, but duty calls. See you later this afternoon.

This only scrapes the surface of the hypocrisy involved. And well get to that soon.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)