Supreme Court Building Barricaded

Supreme Court Building Barricaded

Supreme Court HEADQUARTERS Problem – Building Surrounded!

( – Cami Mondeaux, a reporter for the Washington Examiner, recently tweeted that she was driving by the Supreme Court building in Washington DC when she got the alert from Politico: SCOTUS will overturn Roe v Wade. “Barricades were going up right then,” the message said. In anticipation of protests over the decision, the public won’t be able to get anywhere near the historic structure.

Unusual Events Unfold

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Alto wrote in a majority draft opinion that the premise on which the landmark 1973 abortion case, Roe v. Wade, is deeply flawed and “egregiously wrong,” according to a copy obtained by Politico. While draft opinions are common at the court, they are considered internal and virtually never make their way to the public eye. No opinion in modern times has ever been leaked.

While a draft opinion isn’t an official ruling, it is a memorandum between justices and clerks that typically discloses how each member of the court will vote. In this case, the draft going public has already stirred up controversy more than 50 years in the making. Both abortion rights and pro-life groups wasted no time proving the necessity for the steel barricades.

Tensions Already High

Sometime shortly after midnight on May 3, protesters on both sides of the issue congregated near the barriers. With no common ground between them, the cork that held in the anger blew, and fights erupted. Pro-life advocates and abortion rights protesters admitted to the Daily Beast that they were involved.

About 43 Capitol Police officers managed to form a line to keep the peace, and yellow-vested members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) reportedly stepped in to help calm nerves.

Unprecedented Territory

For half a century, Roe v Wade has been the precedent by which all abortion laws must adhere. Many states have laws in place that will kick in immediately if the ruling is ultimately overturned, banning and, in some cases, criminalizing abortion the instant the law allows.

Those on the pro-life side of the issue argue that the states should have the right to determine what’s right for their own citizens. Those arguing for abortion rights to remain in place believe removing the option to terminate a pregnancy will cause women to seek alternative, dangerous methods.

Other heated discussions on the issue are sure to follow. While those on the abortionist side contend that the reversal will result in a steady flow of unwanted children who will become burdens on the states, the pro-life side argues that adoption is always a viable option.

The Ruling

The court will rule on the case before them, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, sometime in the next two months. The case is a challenge to a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi that brings the Roe precedent under the SCOTUS microscope.

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