Top anti-abortion activist slams GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz for mocking the physical appearance of pro-abortion rights protestors
Gaetz characterized abortion rights protestors as "5-foot-2 and 350 pounds" and said "nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb."And the president of a major anti-abortion group, Marjorie Dannenfelser, has had enough of it.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for making "politicized" comments about world leaders' reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
"Remember: it was Alito’s opinion that leaked," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet Thursday. "That fact paired with his politicized remarks below should be alarming to anyone."
Remember: it was Alito’s opinion that leaked.
That fact paired with his politicized remarks below should be alarming to anyone.
The Supreme Court is in a legitimacy crisis. Chief Justice Roberts has a responsibility to share the progress & results of SCOTUS’ leak investigation. https://t.co/5AlOb1ihJw
The Supreme Court will likely enter new territory on abortion rights as thorny questions over rape, interstate travel, and data privacy roil the country
"There are major, important questions yet to be addressed," one legal expert said. "The court still has a lot of work to do in this area."Roe v. Wade, which established a federal right to abortion nearly 50 years ago, was an "abuse of judicial authority" that "sparked a national controversy," Justice Samuel Alito, the author of the monumental June 24 ruling, wrote in the majority opinion.
Ocasio-Cortez quote-tweeted a clip of remarks Alito made at a conference on religious liberty in Rome. In the video, Alito slammed "foreign leaders" for commenting on the court's 5-4 decision to overturn the landmark case, which established a constitutional right to abortion.
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"I had the honor this term of writing, I think, the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders, who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law," Alito said at the event, which was organized by the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative.
6 Democrats introduce longshot bill to put term limits on Supreme Court, citing a post-Roe 'legitimacy crisis'
The group of lawmakers wants to see new justices join the court every two years, forcing older justices aside in a radical overhaul of the top court.The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and supported by conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, three of whom were appointed by former President Donal Trump.
Alito singled out former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who resigned earlier this month amid pressure from his party, quipping that the British politician "paid the price" for speaking out against the court's decision. Johnson had called the decision a "backward step."
Alito comments: Justice Alito dismisses criticism from global leaders of Supreme Court decision overturning Roe
Ocasio-Cortez, describing the Supreme Court as in a "legitimacy crisis," also called on Chief Justice John Roberts to share progress updates on the Supreme Court's investigation into the unprecedented leak of Alito's draft opinion deciding Roe's demise.
The draft opinion was leaked May 2, and the Court handed down its official decision June 24.
A young woman holds a sign demanding a woman's right to abortion at a demonstration to protest the closing of an abortion clinic at the Dade County building in Madison, Wis., on April 20, 1971. The Midwest Medical Center was closed after authorities said more than 900 abortions had been performed at the facility in violation of the state's abortion laws. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion with a 7-2 vote.
Demonstrators demanding a woman's right to choose march to the U.S. Capitol for a rally seeking the repeal of all anti-abortion laws in Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1971. On the other side of the Capitol was a demonstration held by those who are against abortion.
Ti-Grace Atkinson, a leader in the feminist movement, is taken into custody outside President Richard Nixon’s campaign headquarters in N.Y. on Oct. 23, 1972, after police said she and other demonstrators were blocking sidewalks and traffic. She and other women’s rights advocates were protesting the president’s positions on child care and abortion when the incident occurred.
Members of the New York State Doctors and Nurses Against Abortion picket the east front of the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., April 26, 1972. The group is from St. Vincent's Hospital and New York Foundling Hospital in Manhattan, and are also members of the New York Archdiocesan Council of Nurses.
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American Party presidential candidate John G. Schmitz leads a protest in front of a clinic in New York City, speaking against abortion on Aug. 28, 1972.
Ellen McCormick of Long Island, N.Y., puts a sign on the funeral flowers delivered at the Capitol in Albany on May 5, 1972. The Right to Life organization sent flowers to the Long Island office of assembly speaker Perry Duryea Jr., as well as having these delivered to the Capitol.
A crowd of anti-abortion rights protesters gather in mild rain on the steps of the capitol buildng in Albany, N.Y., May 4, 1972.
Samuel Alito mocks Boris Johnson for bashing abortion decision: 'He paid the price'
Justice Samuel Alito, the author of the landmark 6-3 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling that upended a half-century of Supreme Court abortion precedent, took a swipe at world leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, for criticizing U.S. law. Referencing Johnson's plans to step down from his post after facing an onslaught of criticism of his leadership by members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party, Alito said: "He paid the price."Alito hit other world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, for butting into U.S.
Opponents and proponents of abortion rights legislation due for a vote in state assembly argue their viewpoints on the steps of the state house in Trenton, N.J., April 30, 1973. George McShane, left, of Old Bridge, was against abortion rights, while Jean Ambrose, right, of Westfield was for abortion rights.
Opponents of abortion laws rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., April 25, 1973, before a hearing on several abortion bills by the assembly judiciary committee.
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Birth control advocate Bill Baird, center, and Carol Morreale, left, as they led a demonstration outside the Immaculate Conception Church, Aug. 18, 1974 in Marlboro, Mass., protesting the denial of the baptismal sacrament to 3-month-old Nathaniel Morreale. Carol Morreale, the child's mother, publicly advocated that women be given the right to choose whether they will have an abortion.
A fireman walks by a wall bearing a protest message against abortions as a special alarm fire gutted the Planned parenhood clinic in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 23, 1977. The clinic was the site of a number of demonstrations staged against abortions.
Pro- and anti-abortion rights demonstrators picketed outside the Portland, Ore., on Oct. 23, 1977, while Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano spoke at a Democratic party fundraising gathering.
Participants in an International Women's Day demonstration march along Broadway in New York City, March 12, 1977. The demonstration was called in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, no restrictions on abortion, full employment and affirmative action measures.
Norma McCorvey, 35, the Dallas mother whose desire to have an abortion was the basis for a landmark Supreme Court decision poses in Terrell, Texas, on, Jan. 21, 1983. To legal scholars, she is simply "Jane Roe," the fictitious name McCorvey used when her two attorneys filed her historic lawsuit.
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