The festering corruption that now passes for Federal government has now struck at more than half the US population with the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a law forcing completion of pregnancy after the second semester of gestation. Dilation and extraction of a fetus is now banned in the United States, thanks to Justices Alito and Roberts, who should never have been selected by an unelected usurper to the White House; add to the two illegitimate judges the consistently theocratic and fascist Scalia and Thomas, and top it off with Justice Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, and you have a perfect example of what happens when corruption overwhelms a nominally democratic system. Scalia and Thomas should have been impeached, convicted and removed long ago, for their unconstitutional meddling in the 2000 Presidential vote count.
The legitimization of forced pregnancy goes a long way, hand in hand with the normalization of rape (as we see in the Armed Forces), to crush women and to hand them a certificate of second-class citizenship. Now all those who, despite the Supreme Court majority's absurd and unscientific claim, face medical difficulty continuing their pregnancy must face death or injury as they are forced to gestate the holy, sanctified, religiously elevated fetus. As soon as that fetus is born, however, it can live in poverty and disease and eventually die in a war, so far as the Christian Right is concerned. And let no one doubt that it is the Bible-thumping patriarchalists who are crowing over their victory now.
This pro-forced-pregnancy decision will, of course, primarily strike down women who do not have the money to cross the border into Canada. As the Bushites move forward with their anti-woman agenda, more legislation forcing completion of pregnancy will appear. In all probability, a new underground railroad will have to form, especially since the Bushites have made travel to Canada more difficult for all. Clandestine and amateur abortion providers will worsen the risks.
Evidently, it will take a revolution or at least a constitutional Restoration to set things right. Right-wing fringe groups need to understand that their religious ideas and prohibitions should stay within their heads, rather than be imposed on the general population. The fact is, Biology has given women the choice and the power of life or death over their pregnancies. Men do not have this power, and should not. This power infuriates those who would subjugate women, but it will always be there, whether it is deemed legitimate or not. And that's as it should be.