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Reader Opinion: Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court decided that women do not have the same level of autonomy to make medical decisions that men have. That's discrimination.

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It was a sad day in America on Friday when the U. S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Why?

It was the first time in our nation's history that the Supreme Court took away an individual's right that it had already ruled existed.

The Court decided that women do not have the same level of autonomy to make medical decisions that men have. That's discrimination, which the Court routinely rules against, but, in this case, it endorses it. It puts women in the category of being second-class citizens.

It glaringly showed the ongoing and never ending practice of Republican hypocrisy. The GOP constantly rails against what it calls left-wing activist judges, yet when it comes to something they want, they have no problem in seeing that right-wing activist judges get put on the bench to rule in their favor. It was their hypocrisy that was directly responsible for the make-up of the current Supreme Court.

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Make no mistake about it. The latest Roe v. Wade decision was a purely political one rather than a legal one. So much for the idea that judges are supposed to be impartial.

Brian Marsh

Brainerd

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