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GOP's Shady Narrative

“Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.”

Antonin Scalia, Former Supreme Court Justice

“The Supreme Court’s only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.”

Irving Kaufman, United States Circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“Wishing won’t make it so

Hoping won’t do it, praying won’t do it

Religion won’t do it, philosophy won’t do it

The Supreme Court won’t do it, the President and the Congress won’t do it

The UN won’t do it, the H-bomb won’t do it, the sun and the moon won’t do it

And God won’t do it, and I certainly won’t do it

That leaves you, you’ll have to do it”

Todd Rundgren, American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer

“Men and women have served and died to protect American democracy, but their sacrifice will be for naught if that democracy dies from the poison the Supreme Court has injected into our political organs.”

Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-American politician. served as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy. as the attorney general of Michigan, and as the 47th Governor of Michigan

Introduction

GOP's Shady Narrative

The GOP’s Shady Narrative that they wish to impose as truth on the American People is filled with lies, prevarications, half-truths, circumlocutions, and downright whoppers. Of course, we are talking about the overturning of Roe by the Supreme Court over a year ago with the Dobbs decision. The SCOTUS’s disconnect with the desires of the American People is an egregious use of their ideological power.

However, what is far worse than the sense of entitlement the Conservative Justices feel is the response of the Republicans to the stripping of women of their right to private and proper healthcare decisions. What is the GOP to do after having their fondest desire realized in state total bans on abortion? Unfortunately, their response has been an ever-escalating program of lying about the decision. Only to point fingers at their Democratic colleagues painting them as child murderers. In truth, it is the Republicans who have put American women at grave risk.

The nation grapples with the aftermath of the Dobbs decision. An examination of the narrative propagated by the GOP reveals a troubling disconnect. Between their claims and the consequences for women, those claims don’t pass the giggle test. This analysis aims to unravel the Shady rhetoric surrounding this pivotal moment in reproductive rights.

GOP’s Shady Narrative: Falsehoods Unveiled

Contrary to Trump’s assertions, Democrats are not endorsing late-term abortions. The real concern emerges from the GOP’s restrictive abortion bans. Rather than safeguarding life, pose a significant threat to women’s health and well-being.

Factual Reality

Roe v. Wade’s protection extended until fetal viability, typically around 24 weeks. Late-term abortions, a rare occurrence, are often necessitated by fetal anomalies or imminent risks to the pregnant person’s health.

GOP’s Shady Narrative: With Deadly Impact

The alarming surge in maternal mortality rates in states with Republican-led abortion bans is a stark reality. A comprehensive report from the Gender Equity Policy underscores the severity of the situation, revealing that women in these states are nearly three times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, or shortly after.

Barbaric Suffering

The GOP’s vague terminology, such as “medical emergency,” results in agonizing delays in abortion care. Fearful of legal repercussions, doctors hesitate, compelling women to endure excruciating and life-threatening complications.

GOP’s Shady Narrative: Heart-Wrenching Cases

The stories of Mayron Hollis and Kate Cox serve as poignant examples of women forced into perilous pregnancies due to restrictive laws. These cases are not isolated incidents but emblematic of the human toll exacted by the GOP’s policies.

Denial of Lifesaving Healthcare

The GOP’s assault on reproductive rights extends beyond abortion denial. Restrictive laws obstruct essential healthcare, jeopardizing women’s lives. This stark contrast highlights the Democrats’ commitment to both women’s rights and comprehensive healthcare access.

Contrasting Values

While Democrats champion women’s rights and advocate for accessible healthcare, the GOP, led by Trump, takes pride in dismantling these essential pillars. The divergence in values demands scrutiny and a reevaluation of priorities.

Systematic Misinformation

The GOP’s systematic misinformation campaign extends beyond false claims about Democrats endorsing late-term abortions. It delves into a deliberate distortion of historical facts, perpetuating a narrative that threatens the core principles of women’s reproductive rights.

GOP’s Shady Narrative: The Consequences of Deception

The consequences of this deception are dire, with women paying the price for policies driven by misinformation. The misleading rhetoric not only endangers their lives but also forces them into harrowing situations, battling health crises while navigating restrictive abortion laws.

GOP’s Shady Narrative: Disingenuous Leadership

At the helm of this disingenuous narrative is Trump, proudly touting his role in overturning Roe v. Wade. The disconnect between his claims and the actual impact on women’s lives raises questions about the sincerity of the GOP’s commitment to truth and women’s well-being.

Escalating Deception:

The Dobbs decision has become a breeding ground for the GOP’s escalating deception, with Trump proudly claiming credit for overturning Roe v. Wade. However, the stark disparity between their assertions and the on-the-ground realities demands a deeper examination.

Empowering Women’s Voices

Amidst the political maneuvering, it is crucial to amplify the voices of women directly affected by these policies. Their stories provide a stark contrast to the GOP’s misleading claims, offering a human perspective on the tangible hardships caused by restrictive abortion laws.

Conclusion

The GOP’s Shady narrative surrounding the Dobbs decision not only distorts the truth but also conceals the harsh realities women face under restrictive abortion laws. This analysis serves as a clarion call to unveil the falsehoods and address the genuine threats posed to women’s health, autonomy, and constitutional rights.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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