President Biden joined a chorus of liberals distraught over the Supreme Court allowing a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks to go into effect overnight.
The President claimed the new law is “extreme” and “blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade” while suggesting it will “significantly” impair health care access for women.
Biden added the racial and class angle, a prerequisite for Democrats, claiming it will disproportionately affect “communities of color and individuals with low incomes.”
The law limits nearly all abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
It makes exceptions for medical emergencies, not based on race or income.
Biden on Texas abortion ban: “This extreme Texas law blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century.” pic.twitter.com/uaNhKHmZap
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 1, 2021
Leftists on social media responded to news of the Supreme Court allowing the Texas abortion law to go into effect with the decorum and factual debate you might expect.
Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) was all in on Biden’s race card effort, suggesting wealthy white people would still be able to get access to abortions.
But, she added a twist. The LGBT community, she believes, will be disproportionately affected by the inability to get abortions.
“I’m thinking about the Black, brown, low-income, queer, and young folks in Texas. The folks this abortion health care ban will disproportionately harm,” Bush tweeted.
“Wealthy white folks will have the means to access abortion care. Our communities won’t.”
I’m thinking about the Black, brown, low-income, queer, and young folks in Texas. The folks this abortion health care ban will disproportionately harm.
Wealthy white folks will have the means to access abortion care. Our communities won’t.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) September 1, 2021
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton accused the Supreme Court of operating “under the cover of darkness” in allowing the Texas abortion law to take effect, saying it is “unconstitutional” and violates “human rights.”
Under the cover of darkness, by choosing to do nothing, the Supreme Court allowed an unconstitutional abortion ban in Texas to go into effect last night.
Their decision doesn’t change the fact that reproductive rights are human rights. We’ll fight for them.https://t.co/hp1N6G2S3M
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 1, 2021
Far-left Star Trek actor George Takei called on his followers to boycott the state of Texas.
Companies, local governments, tourists: If you support the right to choose and the fundamental right to vote, you should cancel your conferences, expansions, and plans for Texas. They won’t listen to reason or the Constitution. Maybe they’ll listen to dollars. #BoycottTexas
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 1, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom also accused the Supreme Court of acting “in the dead of night” and said his state would continue to lead the nation in allowing abortions.
Silently–in the dead of night–the Supreme Court eviscerated the protection of a woman’s right to choose that has been protected for 50 years.
CA will continue to protect this fundamental right & lead the nation in expanding access to reproductive care. https://t.co/Y10AlJ7wui
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 1, 2021
In reality, the Supreme Court only refused to hear pleas to reject the legislation, signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott back in May.
Mary Trump tweeted that the Supreme Court’s actions prove we need to expand the number of justices because they’re making America “a fascist theocratic apartheid state.”
P.S. Rich women will still be able to get abortions.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) September 1, 2021
Conservatives on social media were just as vociferous with their praise for the Supreme Court in allowing the Texas abortion law to go into effect.
Former senior legal adviser to President Trump, Jenna Ellis, celebrated purported news that “Planned Parenthood clinics have stopped scheduling abortion visits after six weeks of pregnancy.”
As the fetal heartbeat bill takes effect, all 11 Planned Parenthood clinics have stopped scheduling abortions visits after six weeks of pregnancy, according to USA Today, citing The 19th.
This is a wonderful day for all of the little lives saved in Texas. ❤️ #LifeMatters
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) September 1, 2021
“It’s time to build a culture of life in America [and] end abortion,” wrote Live Action President Lila Rose. “We stand with Texas.”
No child should have her skull crushed and be ripped into pieces in an abortion
No mother should have her baby torn from her womb
No father should be stripped of his right to protect his baby
It’s time to build a culture of life in America & end abortion
We stand with Texas
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) September 1, 2021
The Babylon Bee, a right-leaning satirical website, joked about the Supreme Court allowing the Texas abortion law to take hold with this headline: Democrats Warn Millions Of Lives Could Be Saved If Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect.
Democrats Warn Millions Of Lives Could Be Saved If Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect https://t.co/muX9TTt5mh
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) September 1, 2021
Just last month, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R) filed a 60-page brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade arguing the case is “hopelessly unworkable.”
The state was appealing lower court rulings that struck down a law that banned virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Earlier in July, an Obama-appointed federal judge blocked a similar law in Arkansas.
— National Review (@NRO) July 23, 2021
Trump, upon appointing Amy Coney Barrett to the court, has since hinted her addition could lead to a review of Roe v. Wade, saying it would be “certainly possible.”
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) famously threatened the Supreme Court – specifically Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch – at a pro-abortion rally held in close proximity to the court itself.
First Schumer tells President-elect Trump: “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
Today he threatens 2 Supreme Court justices: “You will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you.”pic.twitter.com/jGQ8m5qcjB
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 4, 2020
“I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price,” Schumer shouted, pointing a stern finger.
“You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Will his threats turn into action now that the Texas abortion law is in effect?
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