Domestic Supply of Infants is Not That Hard to Understand

The difference between being seen as breeding stock and a fully-fledged human being with responsibilities, dreams, ambitions, etc comes down to one word: rights.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made a very damning and unnerving statement in the body of the leaked draft of the opinion that could potentially overturn Roe V. Wade. Buried in the footnotes is a quote from a 2002 CDC report about adoption within the United States.

“Whereas the domestic supply of infants relinquished at birth or within the first month of life and available to be adopted has become virtually nonexistent.”

I’m going to let NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the late George Carlin take it from here.

What bothers me are two things. The first thing is that it opens the door to a slippery slope. Abortion is low-hanging fruit to these people. What’s next? Losing access to birth control? Taking away the ability to marry for LGBTQ couples and biracial couples? Undoing the 19th amendment and the 14th amendment?

The second thing is that this opinion is based on rulings that are centuries old. I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that they are grasping at straws, finding any legal theory (even the archaic ones) that they believe will support their cause.

Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about SCOTUS judges. Their appointments are for life. But we can vote for Democrats at every level. They are the only ones who are both working for the people of this nation and fighting for the freedoms that we all hold dear.

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Throwback Thursday- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Creativity is sometimes underrated when it comes to achievement. We can take the straight, narrow and predictable path to achievement, or we can be creative when opportunity knocks.

In Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), Bill (Alex Preston) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are a couple of what seems to be underachieving teenagers. If they do not pass a history report, they will both fail high school and be separated when Ted is shipped off to military school. When Rufus (George Carlin), a man from the future, offers the boys a chance to travel through history and bring back to the present the subjects of the history report, Bill and Ted jump at the chance. 

While Bill and Ted appear to be the typical stoner/surfer teenage boys with next to nothing banging around between their ears, in reality they are very smart. This movie is very funny and I think a little underrated when it comes to high school movies.

I recommend it.

 

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