What on earth is the Trumpadour up to now! Penalising women for abortions! Next he'll want to be burning witches at the stake, Then he corrects himself and says he'll only punish those that perform them so the poor women will be back to using coat hangers with all that results. Come along, we've moved on about a century ago.
The only silver lining in Trump voicing those views was watching Megan K on Fox saying, The Right to Life People do not share these views. ??? He did walk it back and say that he is Reaganesque. No abortions, with exceptions.
Phil, if you're anti-choice, actually Trump's initial views are quite logical. *If* abortion is murder, why wouldn't you punish the woman as well as all involved? What's more frightening is that abortion is a hot political topic here.
Abortion is one of the most lucrative fund raising sources for the Right. That is why Roe v. Wade was not overturned when they had the chance. During W's term. Repub House majority, Repub Senate, Right leaning SCOTUS.
Not sure I agree, tuco. I think there are two "rights" - one the evangelicals, the other the corporate. The corporate right is (I think) becoming more moderate - see, e.g., their efforts to rebuke LGTB discrimination efforts in Georgia & NC. Perhaps I'm naive, but I also don't think the Supremes can be "bought". I didn't agree with Scalia, but I don't think it was about $$.
Diane the fundraising is about maintaining power. Not about being bought. SCOTUS has been very helpful to the right in their quest to maintain this power. They even stepped in unconstitutionally to stop the vote count in Florida. Scalia and Cheney were very close. The corporate "moderate" right are protected by SCOTUS when the court rules against workers rights. Chief Justice Roberts is a well known corporatist. As with most things it all boils down to money which is used to maintain control and power. This is the only reason they will not debate Merrick Garland's nomination
Ugh - we can't even play a game without politics being brought into it?
Sorry. No more today
Tuco: SCOTUS stepped in and stopped the Florida recount on the same constitutional basis that they decided Roe V Wade; the due process clause (or equal protection clause, same clause) of the 14th amendment. If it was unconstitutional to stop the Florida recount it was also unconstitutional for SCOTUS to decide Roe V Wade.
drwho, nope, roe v. wade was decided based on substantive due process (a basic freedom from government interference beyond the powers of the Constitution) and the Florida recount was decided on equal protection (everyone has the right for their vote to be treated equally.) Same section of 14, but 2 different clauses.