Abortion law in America’s like a rude joke on US democracy
One year after the overturning of Roe vs Wade, the decision to return the issue of abortion to elected representatives has proven to be a joke on democracy.
It is time to heed the Constitution, and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his ruling last June overturning Roe vs Wade. Such democratic sentiment was a staple of the US abortion debate long before the American court’s Republican majority overthrew Roe with its ruling in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization. After all, who were these unelected judges making decisions for Americans? Contentious, complicated issues belonged in state legislatures, where elected representatives, close to people, subject to their influence and vote veto, would render a more judicious outcome.