Originalism is Wrong

I am a Christian, a mother, a grandmother, and a retiredphysician born in 1950 long before the start of women’s rights. I benefited immensely from the feminine equity struggle and strongly believe that this societal change also helped my family and my community. At the time the original constitution was written only white property-owning men had any fundamental rights.  Black people were predominately slaves, and women could not vote.  We have all come a long way.

However, I fear that the  Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe is the first step in returning our nation back to this white patriarchy. Complex legal arguments based on laws from the last 500 years are just a smoke screen for the slippery slope wherewe are now engaged.  If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one for goodness’s sake. Instruct your family and church community to do the same thing.  But a fundamental ORIGINALIST interpretation of our constitution is that it is founded on the separation of church and state.  We are all free to practice our particular faith doctrine…. but we are not free to impose it on everyone else.

We have come to a very skewed place in our nation.  You can carry an AK47, a weapon of war, because of your fundamental rights, but a woman has no right to make personal private health decisions. This extreme group of people will not even pass the Equal Rights amendment for Women. Do not believe their words that this leaked ruling overturning 50 years of precedent is just a one-time adjustment.  Watch their actions. Focus on the long game, not the latest tweet. Fundamental freedoms can be permanently taken away. Please vote in the next election for candidates who honor all of, not just the nationalistic Christians.  The future of your children’s children depends on you to protect all their rights, not just a right to carry a semi-automatic weapon.

A Mountain Mother