August 10, 2022

On Friday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Display,” Maddow warned in opposition to the ramifications of a “fetal personhood” case attaining the Excellent Courtroom, legally defining a fetus as a human being, and an abortion as homicide. 

Talking at the matter in a while after the Excellent Courtroom’s 6-3 vote when it comes to Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being Group, which upheld a Mississippi regulation banning abortions after 15 weeks of being pregnant; a ruling by which 5 of the six conservative justices concluded that call required overturning Roe, despite the fact that Leader Justice John Roberts wrote a concurring opinion by which he disagreed, Maddow put into viewpoint simply what that might result in.

“There is not anything within the reasoning of Friday’s opinion from those six justices that might prevent them from accepting one thing like a fetal personhood case,” Maddow stated on-air. “A fetal personhood case would give this court docket a trail not to simply let person states ban abortion, which is what they did lately … A fetal personhood case may well be their automobile to impose a national ban on abortion, at the order of the USA Excellent Courtroom.”

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has already referred to as for any such nationwide ban, giving a observation to Breitbart Information on Friday announcing “Having been given this 2d likelihood for existence, we will have to no longer relaxation and will have to no longer relent till the sanctity of existence is restored to the middle of American regulation in each state within the land.”

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“The anti-abortion political mission of the Republican Birthday celebration and the political proper has been the central organizing theory for the proper’s whole effort across the judiciary, one for which there’s nonetheless no fit or replicate at the left. It is a large deal,” Maddow stated on her display Friday. “The conservatives have the facility in this court docket, and they’ll now wield it on the other hand they would like, to reach no matter results they would like, to modify the rustic on the other hand they would like with out restriction — and also you will have to do what they are saying . . . For them, the dam has burst.”

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