Networking: The New/Old Abortion Strategy

Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion revoking Roe v. Wade rests, in part, on his selective reading of English common law and the opinions of Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century English jurist. An extremist even by the barbaric standards of the time, Hale produced work that served as foundational texts for the colonial judges who presided over the roughly yearlong Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Some of the victims were homeless or poor women; others were well-to-do, at least one was an enslaved woman, a few were men. In 2021, then, a Supreme Court justice has composed a draft opinion that rests, in part, on the contributions of a hanging judge whose victims were disproportionately female. Four of Alito’s fellow justices signed on to his handiwork.” [editor’s note: Yet another anti-democratic screed from the “pro-democracy” forces – SAT] (05/12/22)