There isn’t much that progressives are good for. But virtue signaling and giving ridiculous takes on the news of the day have always been their forte. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon weighed in on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and it was about as preposterous as you would expect.
Amid a nationwide meltdown among pro-abortion progressives, Gascon posted a Twitter thread criticizing the Supreme Court and speculating that this ruling would lead to reversing decisions regarding birth control and same-sex marriage. He wrote:
This is a sad day in America. The Supreme Court has told half the population that it has no right to bodily autonomy. One Justice said out loud that we should reconsider even more rights, including the right of everyone to love and marry who they choose.
This is a sad day in America. The Supreme Court has told half the population that it has no right to bodily autonomy. One Justice said out loud that we should reconsider even more rights, including the right of everyone to love and marry who they choose. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/qzlX3Z96fB
— George Gascón (@LADAOffice) June 24, 2022
Later in the thread, Gascon promised to make sure that women in California “have absolute autonomy over your body, your health, and your safety” and vowed to “never prosecute a woman for making private, medical choices about her own body.”
I wonder if this applies to women who don’t want to get vaccinated?
But I digress.
Gascon was engaging in the same type of fearmongering that the rest of his comrades were pushing after the court’s draft opinion on the case was leaked. They claimed conservatives would be seeking to reverse decisions on same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and birth control.
To be fair, Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion, wrote that the Supreme Court should “reconsider” rulings related to contraceptives, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage. “… in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents…,” he wrote.
However, as I explained previously, fears that these rulings will be reversed are largely unfounded. Despite Thomas’ argument, there isn’t the political will in this country to overturn decisions regarding same-sex relationships and marriage. Polling shows that even conservatives are not all that enthused about taking up that particular fight regardless of what they believe personally about the matter.
Abortion, however, is a much different matter. Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, pro-lifers have been fighting to reverse it. They have been holding annual Marches for Life events all across the country to advocate for the lives of unborn babies. States have been implementing as many anti-abortion measures as they could without violating Roe. This has not been the case for same-sex marriage or contraception. The fact of the matter is that these issues are not as important to the right as abortion.
Nevertheless, folks like Gascon will still seek to foment fear and anger over the Supreme Court’s ruling as if the threat of political violence in response isn’t already enough.