Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Excerpts from the Dissent

Excerpts in this Rolling Stone article subtitled "In a blistering dissent, the Supreme Court’s liberal justices mourn the subjugation of women to the power of the state, and warn that worse is yet to come."

The court’s decision “consigns women to second-class citizenship” the dissenters write, adding that the majority has decided that “from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of.”

The majority ruling deals a pregnant woman a “profound loss of autonomy and dignity,” the dissenters argue, because it “forces her to carry out the State’s will,” regardless if the government decides she must “bear her rapist’s child or a young girl her father’s” and “no matter if doing so will destroy her life.”

Full dissent in Esquire.

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