One of the takeaways of the unprecedented leak from the Supreme Court’s potential decision on the ‘Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization’, which could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, involves secession. Contrary to popular belief, striking the Roe decision would not ban abortion, it would simply allow states to decide how they want to address abortion, just like they always have until the SCOTUS made a one-size-fits-all rule.

Statistics show that the 330 million residents of the united states disagree on nearly every major issue. From 2016 to 2022, over 230,000 respondents to the question ‘Do you think abortion should legal or illegal?’ resulted in the following:

However, the federalism ship has sailed, and many people cannot imagine any solution besides a federal one, which would be applied to all 50 states in the union. Gone are the days of allowing each state to make its own laws. Increasingly, we see that the Lords in DC are deciding how we should all live. 

Progressives cannot live in a country where there is any woman who cannot legally abort any baby. And many conservatives cannot bear to share a country with people who kill any babies, no matter the justification. How could both sides be appeased? Right now, nearly everyone on every side of the debate is extremely dissatisfied. In the leaked opinion of at least one member of the nine-judge court, Alito writes: 

“Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views. Some believe fervently that a human person comes into being at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. Others feel just as strongly that any regulation of abortion invades a woman’s right to control her own body and prevents women from achieving full equality. Still others in a third group think that abortion should be allowed under some but not all circumstances and those within this group hold a variety of views about the particular restrictions that should be imposed.”

As Alito mentions, further complicating the issue fact that there are more than two groups with strong and differing views on abortion. There is no way that a federal court, an agency, or Congress could make a law that satisfies even a majority of citizens throughout the entire union, let alone satisfy everyone. 

However, progressives literally can no longer imagine the concept of ‘federalism’, which describes the idea that states can each have unique laws. Of course, the federal government was only created with a few specific roles in mind, such as the military, interstate trade disputes, and coining money. Because they cannot imagine such a concept, they believe (thanks to leftist propaganda) that the striking of Roe would 100% ban abortion in all 50 states and in all cases. Remember, all it would do would send the decision back to the 50 states.

Because pro-abortion Democrats now believe that abortion may be banned entirely within a few weeks, they are panicking and pressuring the court to support abortion, and they are developing alternative methods of abortion so that they can continue to kill babies after the abortion clinics are forced to close. Within hours of the leak, Motherboard/Vice published an article enthusiastically endorsing the use of a dangerous horse medicine to kill babies in the womb. It’s a good thing that leftists have never condemned the use of human medicine that was also used for horses in the past. 

If the progressives do not want to see each state deciding abortion laws on their own (which is what the repeal of Roe v. Wade would do), then they are making it very clear that dissolving the union is the best way forward. It seems like everyone, including at least one member (but really all nine) of the highest court in the union, agrees: Secession is the best solution. 

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Dan McGuire · May 10, 2022 at 8:08 am

Presumably, had Alito actually said anything about secession, you would have quoted it. Instead, he said that abortion is an issue where you can’t come close to satisfying everyone, and you conclude, well, I guess he agrees with me that we can’t have a United States. That’s not reading between the lines, it’s fabrication out of whole cloth. You have secession on the brain.

Deanne · May 10, 2022 at 11:21 am

The division over this issue will be just as divisive at the state level. As evidence, I point to the vastly differing positions of the members of the New Hampshire legislature. (It appears that the republican governor and our 4 delegates – I can’t call them representatives, as not a single one of them represents my views – to D. C. agree on this issue.)

It is appalling and very, very sad that killing tiny, helpless babies is even up for debate, but since it is, it is appropriate that it be decided on the state level.

One thing everyone should be able to agree on is that no one should be forced to facilitate or fund something with which they morally disagree, but as we continually see, many people in this “free” country DO want to force people to fund and even to comply with things they fundamentally disagree with.

As Thomas Jefferson famously said, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” We are living in a tyranny. Unfortunately, I don’t think most states are much better than the federal government, but constitutionally, these issues are reserved to the states or to the people (article X).

Ian · May 10, 2022 at 11:24 am

Wouldn’t you just have the same problem within any state that seceded? And within every county, and every city or town, within that state? And wouldn’t you have the same kind of fracturing from other issues, like gun control, welfare, and so on? If the United States can’t remain together, why could New Hampshire? Or Croydon, which is split 50-50 at the moment over wasting money on failed public schools?

I think what you’re after isn’t ‘secession’, but government by consent rather than by majority rule — which is what we were promised by the Declaration of Independence.

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