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Top Court justices shouldn’t be political

The decision of the Supreme Court to overrule Roe vs. Wade is just one more example why life-time appointments for any office, most especially the Supreme Court, should be abolished.

Justice Alito made the statement that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.”

I thought such opinions were to be left behind when they put on that black robe. Anyone who thinks these justices are not political, had better think again.

How does anyone, especially a group made up of mostly white men, think they have the right to tell another human being what they can or cannot do with their own body?

If the constitution expressly gives them that right, I would like to know exactly where. It seems like we are going back to the days of slavery. Just replace members of the Black race with women of any age or race.

And I know many will disagree, but all the recent and not so recent attacks against women and women’s rights are a direct result of the former president.

The justices he appointed to the Supreme Court were put there for exactly the purpose of reversing Roe vs. Wade. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski said they were “misled” by Kavanagh and Gorsuch.

Really? After all their years in Congress, they should know that anyone will say what they know you want to hear, regardless of the truth and regardless of the fact that they are under oath.

Kavanaugh’s appalling performance during the hearings spoke for itself. Anyone who fell for that is either stupid, naive or both and does not deserve to be a member of Congress.

This is the United States of America, where we are all supposed to be guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

One final thought: Since the male race cannot carry or give birth to a child, they should be excluded from any and all decisions regarding a woman’s right to decide what she wants to do with her own body.

What the Supreme Court is doing is wrong on so many levels, and the repercussions will be endless and horrendous.

Calling anyone “supreme” is ridiculous, especially when they are fallible, like all of us.

Elizabeth K. Shade

Hollidaysburg

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