Hundreds protest in San Luis Obispo over Supreme Court abortion opinion

May 4, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Several hundred people protested in downtown San Luis Obispo on Monday after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicated the nation’s high court would overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

Pro-choice advocates gathered outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse, where activists voiced their concerns. Members of the crowd held signs with messages like, “reproductive justice for all;” “keep abortion safe and accessible;” and “her body her choice.”

Demonstrators also marched around downtown SLO.

Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft was created in February, and though it indicates plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, it is not the final opinion of the court.


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nebitsunt

Abortion is legal. Quid Pro Quo: No abortion after 15 weeks.


FoxtrotYankee

If you thought crime, poverty and homelessness was bad now… just wait until the inbred states aren’t able to abort their unwanted pregnancies. West Coast will never recover from the influx.


Rambunctious

I use to be very pro-life until a couple of years ago when I watched one protest after another turn violent… The fewer misguided and propagandized youth there are the better….


aye-caramba

This is SO obviously a left/woke dog-whistle distraction simply designed to stir up the base. Nothing has occurred, abortion will still be legal in most States. It is a “states rights” opinion. Seriously folks, the economy is tanking, inflation, rising interest rates, $6/gallon petrol, war raging in Eastern Europe, talk about nuclear war, Russia destabilizing the Western World, North Korea testing long range rockets, China saber rattling and threatening Taiwan, southern border being over run, crime boiling in our major cities and people even saying “men can get pregnant”. AND we are focused on abortion?? Just insane now.


Adam Trask

During his inaugural address in 1993, Bill Clinton said, “Let us roll up our sleeves to roll back this awful tide of violence and reduce crime in our country.” Violent crime had escalated throughout the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. Clinton, with the help of Joe Biden, passed a historic crime bill (critics have pummeled the law in recent years) in 1993 to attempt to address the issue.


However, crime miraculously began to fall all around the country in the early 90’s. In fact, in New York City in 1990 there were 2,200 homicides. That figure has fallen precipitously since, with the number hovering around 300 for several years. In 2021 it rose to 485, still well below the 1990 figure.


What happened? No, it wasn’t Clinton’s and Bien’s ill conceived crime bill that suddenly stopped crooks in their tracks. Instead, researchers have shown the correlation between the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973 to the drop in crime some 20 years later. Violent crime is usually perpetrated by young men who had come from poverty or dysfunctional childhoods.


By the 1990’s the young men who might have been anti-social were gone. Tens of thousands of women who didn’t want to have babies simply didn’t have them and the nation did not have a multitude of unwanted miscreants who would turn to crime.


In other words, be careful what you wish for.


https://freakonomics.com/podcast/abortion-and-crime-revisited/


derasmus

It sounds like you are dancing with the concept of eugenics?

Be careful for what you wish for is correct!


Adam Trask

Hogwash!


Florian75

I suspect Margaret Sanger and other devout eugenicists of the early 20th century would heartily endorse your commentary.


Questionable correlation does not imply causation.


kevin rise

Funny how some only think right to life should apply to humans and nothing else, and disregard rape and incest. Doesn’t help that religious folks don’t talk to their kids about sex Ed, boycott schools teaching it and burn books relating to it. Yet eat young animals like pigs, chickens and hogs, abort animals all the time with no thought.


FoxtrotYankee

Slaughter everything on the planet, including humans — unless they’re in fetus form.


kevin rise

Well put.


Joe Blow

I’m seeing a lot of people without jobs.


FoxtrotYankee

Looks like a bunch of high-school and college-aged girls. Hard to believe school and work don’t take 24 hours of the day huh ?