Fox News FIGHT Breaks Out – “You… PUNK!”
(NewsBroadcast.com) – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) suffered what Chief Justice John Roberts described as a “betrayal of the confidences of the Court,” when the first draft of an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to POLITICO. In it, it appears that the justices are prepared to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey precedents that legalized and reaffirmed abortion throughout America. The rulings also became a major wedge between pro-life conservatives and pro-choice liberals for almost a half-century.
Battle on the Fox Network
No, it wasn’t an MMA beat down in the octagon on Fox Sports, but rather a heated argument between two panelists on the news division’s show “The Five.” While discussing the situation, Geraldo Rivera and Greg Gutfield got into it after they had aired clips of Liberals claiming a decision like this could derail many other progressive agenda items.
The videos included one showing a cohost of ABC’s “The View”, Joy Behar, claiming that this is just the first step by the conservative justices — particularly those appointed by former President Donald Trump — to take the country all the way back to legal segregation. President Joe Biden echoed a similar line saying this could eventually lead to barring LGBTQ+ children from the nation’s schools.
Gutfield accused “the pro-choicers” of creating these reasons for their positions rather than just being straightforward, saying something like, “yeah, it kills an unborn kid, but I prefer my freedom.” Rivera brought up the image of women using coat hangers to end unwanted pregnancies in the era prior to Roe, and things spiraled downward from there.
The political Right, particularly the Christian segment of it, tends to take the position that life begins at the moment of conception. The greatest concessions that some are willing to make are exceptions for cases of pregnancies brought on by rape and incest, or situations where a mother’s life would be in danger if the pregnancy continued.
From the Left, one of the most common slogans that one will hear or see written on placards at demonstrations is some variant of “my body, my choice.” The basis for this argument is that the act of performing an abortion is done by a doctor, and therefore it is a medical procedure that no one has any business interfering in because of a right to privacy. That right to privacy, which is not explicitly written in the Constitution, is what the Roe precedent relied on.
The press release from SCOTUS that provided Chief Justice Roberts’ statement on the leaked draft very clearly says that “it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.” However, that clarification doesn’t seem to be doing anything to tone down the rhetoric — or the demonstrations taking place around the country.
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