There is massive blowback from the Dobbs decision proving that Alito’s decision to overturn Roe with the Mississippi case is a mistake. Kansas proved it was an error; and after the surprise election of Pat Ryan in a New York special election proved it was an error.
Justice Samuel Alito actually laughed in the face of outraged females who called out the bad history, bad economics, and bad medicine in his leaked draft opinion—their complaints were numerous and well-founded, yet he didn’t change a thing. Instead, he smugly told women that if they didn’t like the outcome in Dobbs, they could just “seek to affect the legislative process by influencing public opinion, lobbying legislators, voting, and running for office” and that “women are not without electoral or political power.” The court’s newest approval ratings suggest the same, though I don’t think Justice Alito likes that kind of political power very much at all because women are taking him up on the offer.
One analysis of the Kansas’ voter registration list showed that in the week after Dobbs, more than 70 percent of newly registered voters in that state were women. Those numbers, according to an Upshot analysis of 10 states with available voter registration data, show consistently higher registration for women after the Dobbs leak in May. As Jennifer Rubin recently noted, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that, “62 percent of women registering since Dobbs registered as Democrats, 15 percent as Republicans and that 54 percent were younger than 25.” And a Pew Research Center poll indicates that “a majority of registered voters (56 percent) say the issue of abortion will be very important in their midterm vote, up from 43 percent in March.” Tom Bonier, CEO Of TargetSmart recently posted on Twitter: “We are seeing early signs of what could lead to a huge increase in women voting in November. …This surge is young and female.” Both Mitch McConnell and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel are panicking about the GOP’s odds in Congress, directly connected to fundraising around abortion.
Read the rest of Slate’s article here: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/08/male-politicians-women-voters-abortion.html
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Women are taking to film to voice their opinion on the recent onslaught of states passing abortion bans. One of them is Melody Brooke. Her most recent contribution is the short film Fifteen. Fifteen takes you on the inside of a typical American family working hard to make ends meet finds out that their 15-year-old whose boyfriend was 21 is pregnant. Based on Melody’s true life story where she grew up in the heart of Oklahoma. (Oklahoma is one of the states that has implemented their trigger ban on abortions.)
This movie is very timely and moving, yet tender and blatantly accurate. Once you watch what Angela and her family goes through with this excruciating experience, you can’t help but be changed. The raw performances are such a treat. I thought that I would have a favorite actor in the show, but I didn’t. They are all so good. You can tell that each of them has deep feelings about the topic as the passion that is delivered in each scene by all of them is unrivaled.
The more support this film receives, the more we can get it out to the public to keep it in the eye of the voters. This film helps you humanize the issue. Nobody will be able to ignore this issue once they watch this movie 15. Uplift women by elevating this film.
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