In their first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court, the justices reinstated a requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.”
On its way out the door, the Trump administration made its anti-abortion agenda a priority, and Trump’s loyalist 6-3 majority in the Supreme Court will continue to remind us all of its rejection of science and compassion.
In fierce dissent of the court’s decision, Justice Sonia Sotomayor reminded her conservative colleagues that “maintaining the F.D.A.’s in-person requirements” for picking up the drug “during the pandemic … imposes an unnecessary, irrational and unjustifiable undue burden on women seeking to exercise their right to choose.”
Republicans have made it clear that their war against reproductive rights is ongoing, and as the liberal justices push for the Biden administration to revisit the issue. (The Guardian Nov 2, 2021)
My comment: No woman in her right mind terminates a pregnancy casually and without agonized thought and concern. The decision is hers, and no male stranger, priest or politician has a right to pontificate on the matter or ban her from making it, fraught with guilt as it no doubt is. I can easily imagine how hard the decision must be. We should sympathize and console; anything else is deliberate cruelty. A religion. that perpetrates such bullying is a male cult, not a religion of love and care.