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1. America works when we compromise. It ceases to work when we cease to compromise. Legal battles over Roe are battles over who makes the choice over your body: You or the state. The right wants the state to make the choices. The left wants to reserve them to individuals. Simple.
2. The right has packed a nine-person un-elected political branch that appears poised to invalidate the rights of millions of American citizens. Ecclesiastic based beliefs of individual groups not shared by all others, when imposed against the people's will and contrary to
3. universally held beliefs, are politically destabilizing.

If you don't like abortion don't have one. Allowing any religious group the power to impose its beliefs is unconstitutional and socially disruptive. It starts down the road to civil discord. The disrespect for
4. the separation of Church and State threatens religion too. Theocracies assume the role of the oppressor. When religion begins to rule the only defense is to rule over religion.

Relics like the Hyde Amendment must be viewed in context. They came at a time when compromise
5. of rights in Congress was offset by the protections under Roe. The radical right has changed the game. Having packed the court they want their victory and see the nation bow to their religious beliefs. Clever, they now have us even attacking our own candidates as some
6. form of ritual offering. @JoeBiden is not solely responsible for the Hyde Amendment that was part of the compromises that have been made in the context of functioning under Roe. But that was then and this is now. John Roberts will soon decide our futures.
7. If he overturns Roe we must work for see that in 2021, Roberts faces 4 new justices & permanent exile into the minority. One thing Trump and the extremism of the ultra-right in control has done, is it has energized the left in an intensity I've not seen since the late 1960's.
8. Roberts extreme turn will almost certainly lead to regulation of religion starting with the taxation of large churches and highly compensated clergy. Politics is a pendulum. And it's about to swing hard to the left. 😎
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