A message to the Supreme Court by The Tai Chi Notebook

The Tai Chi Notebook would hereby like to approve this message from Olivia Rodrigo and Lilly Allen to the 5 unelected justices of the Supreme Court who overturned Roe vs Wade, from the stage of Glastonbury 2022:

5 thoughts on “A message to the Supreme Court by The Tai Chi Notebook

  1. Just as a point of reference, the democratic process has begun.

    Recently, voters in Kansas voted to retain the right to an abortion in the state constitution. The Department of Justice has said that an Idaho anti-abortion law that targets doctors is an overreach and is in the process of taking the state to court. Indiana just had a ruling protecting the rights of mothers.

    There has been and continue will to be anti-abortion legislation and court rulings too.

    But, it’s the difference between being governed from the bottom up or from the top down. After a few years of public debate, maybe as long as a generation, abortion questions will be a minor political issue, if at all.

    If a mother is facing the life-altering decision to keep or abort a child, she should be fully informed, emotionally supported, and not have the rhetoric of politicians seeking votes polluting her thought and emotional processes. These issues need to be debated and resolved in the public forum, so this political football can be taken away from American politicians regardless of their stance.


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  3. I am not in favor of any of that, and that you think that will happen indicates that you have been duped by the corporate media’s sensationalism.

    Good luck to you.


  4. Richard, it’s also disappointing to learn that you are in favour of forcing 12 year old girls to give birth even if it’s to their father’s baby, women dying because necessary medical procedures are no longer available and more pregnant women being murdered by their sexual partners. And by “unborn human” you mean foetus. Truly you are a monstrous person. Please vacate my blog and don’t come back – you are not welcome here. Be gone!


  5. Graham, it’s really disappointing for you to post such a profane expression on an issue you obviously do not understand. You don’t live in this country, and the SCOTUS decision has no impact on you. You may think this is about human rights, but that is not the primary issue, democracy is.

    This ruling does not automatically make abortion illegal throughout the United States. It only allows the issue to be decided at a state and local level. Having five judges fifty years ago force national legality had unilaterally decided a debate in favor of the rights of a mother. This allowed an inordinate and often irrational opposition to abortion to develop.

    We are pretty familiar with the mother’s rights. Summarized by, “It’s my body. I have the right to do with it as I please.”

    The decision had utterly silenced rational debate on the rights of the unique DNA on life support, an unborn human. Does an unborn human have human rights? If the answer is yes, when do a mother’s rights outweigh the rights of the unborn human and vice versa?

    Nearly a million unborn humans had their lives terminated last year in the United States. For what reasons? Do all of these reasons outweigh the rights of the unborn human? Is this an acceptable form of population control? What are acceptable forms of population control?

    I don’t know the answer to these and other questions that will be raised. Overturning Roe v. Wade allows these questions to be decided by the people rather than a handful of judges. Initially, we will have a lot of over-reactive, push-back laws making abortion illegal in some states, others will avow that a mother’s rights are supreme, and yet others will make reasonable laws that compromise on key points.

    But, the brilliance of the American democratic republic is that state laws are fairly readily changed by the efforts of individuals and small groups until they represent the voice of the people, not only the majority but the rights of the minority are protected as well. Federal laws, on the other hand, are very difficult to alter in the slightest if they don’t get it right the first time.

    As for Olivia Rodrigo, she is a shill for the Disney Corporation and would say whatever they told her to say, which is a different issue altogether.


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