(RightWing.org) – Radical, angry Democrats cannot help themselves. On Wednesday, September 1, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in an emergency petition to allow a Texas anti-abortion law to remain in effect. The Texas law greenlights the way for other conservative states to look into similar measures and could ultimately pave the way to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Predictably, the Left fell off their rockers. On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared her intent to bring a controversial bill to the House floor for a vote. The bill aims to override state abortion laws. However, it’s questionable if the law could survive the US Senate or a Constitutional challenge. It seems of late, the 10th Amendment is getting a good workout as Democrats try to take power not granted to the federal government in the Constitution.
Infuriated Pelosi Says Abortion Bill Headed for a Vote
It’s clear that the Texas legislature designed the law to challenge the new 6-3 Republican-appointed majority of the court. The state law prohibits abortions when doctors can hear a heartbeat, typically around six weeks after conception. The law’s enforcement mechanism is also not the state; citizens can sue abortion providers and those who support an abortion procedure.
Pelosi strongly disapproved of the Supreme Court’s ruling and went on a hyperbolic rant. She called the Supreme Court cowardly for issuing the order on an emergency appeal after business hours (which is a customary practice.) She alleged that the interpretation of the Constitution was a “flagrantly unconstitutional assault on women’s rights and health.”
As such, she decreed that the House would take up the “The Women’s Health Protection Act” submitted by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA). The proposal would prohibit restrictions on abortions, including but not limited to “mandatory waiting periods, biased counseling, two-trip requirements, and mandatory ultrasounds.”
Problems With Pelosi’s Statements and Proposed Law
The Left is adamant that abortion is a healthcare right, and the Constitution protects a woman’s right to choose. So, taking a life is okay so long as it’s labeled “healthcare?” That’s the argument, and it flies in the face of recent vaccine mandates that strip people of the right to choose what goes in their bodies.
The contradictions are glaring.
Philosophical issues aside, the legal principles are the real driving force. The 10th Amendment creates something called “federalism.” In the United States, there are multiple layers of government. Not only does the federal government have a Constitution, so does each state. The 10th Amendment is the reason why.
The 10th Amendment explicitly states that powers not granted to the federal government belong to the states. If Democrats want to go down the healthcare road, the 10th Amendment applies. Why is that? Because the Constitution doesn’t grant the federal government the power to dictate healthcare laws. That’s the same reason the feds can’t create a national vaccine or mask mandate.
Second, the law won’t survive in an evenly divided Senate. It would require a 60-vote threshold. Getting 10 Republicans to cross over would be nearly impossible.
So, for all of Pelosi’s hot air, this rhetoric is nothing more than political theater designed to rally the pro-choice base. What this is really about are the 2022 midterm elections.
This time around, there are too many other pressing issues facing America as Democrats and President Joe Biden consistently fail America. Most voters will cast ballots on their economic situations and the growing frustrations over the Democrats’ failures from the pandemic to Afghanistan — and whatever else will come up between now and election day in November 2022.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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