(RoyalPatriot.com )- In the wake of the leaked draft opinion that signaled the Supreme Court may soon overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that protects a woman’s right to abortion, most politicians have railed either for or against the decision itself.
Not many have directly attacked the conservative Supreme Court justices who seem ready and willing to overturn the landmark case.
But, recently, President Joe Biden told high-ranking liberal donors that the conservative majority high court believes “there is no such thing as a right to privacy.”
In speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Chicago on Wednesday, Biden said if the court follows through and overturns Roe v. Wade, it could lead to many other progressive policies that are protected in America.
Biden said rather directly:
“If you read the opinion — if it turns out to be the same opinion — basically says there is no such thing as a right to privacy.
“Mark my words: If that decision holds, it’s not only we’re going to be fighting for a woman’s right to control her own body and the brutality that goes along with having to give birth in a circumstance that is something beyond what — that can be tolerated, but what else is going to happen?”
The president went on to mention other things he believes could be attacked if abortion protections are overturned. That includes recent Supreme Court cases that legalized same-sex marriage and older cases such as Griswold v. Connecticut, which prohibited the government from saying a married couple can’t use contraception.
During his speech, Biden also paid homage to his own days as a senator who chaired the Judiciary Committee. He was especially proud of the efforts he and his fellow committee members took to block the nomination of Robert Bork to the high court back in 1987.
“I said, ‘Judge, you believe that the Constitution — the Ninth Amendment is an inkblot in the Constitution and, secondly, that there is no such thing as a right to privacy in the Constitution. And you believe the rights you possess are because the government gave them to you. They gave them to you.
“I believe the rights I possess are because I’m a child of God, because I just exist. And I, by implication, gave up some of those rights to the government for purposes of making society function.’
“And I went on from there. And he said, ‘I agree. It’s exactly the difference.'”
Democrats are trying to use the leaked majority draft opinion as a rallying call for liberal voters to get out and support their party at the polls during the midterm elections. They’re also hoping to sway undecided and independent voters to jump to the left to protect not just a woman’s right to abortion but also rights to privacy in many other cases.
If the Supreme Court were to follow through with the draft opinion and overturn Roe v. Wade, though, Democrats would have to have a resounding victory at the polls in November to do anything about it.
And at this point, that doesn’t seem very likely at all.