Overthrowing Roe means ending interracial marriage

The supporters of Roe vs. Wade are spreading fears that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s proposed decision to overturn the landmark abortion case would mean that other court precedents, including interracial marriage, could also be overturned.

Many commentators have focused on one paragraph of the opening summary of the decision, which was published by Policy:

However, they seem not to have read the entire review. As Breitbart News noted in a fact check, Judge Alito specifically singled out abortion from all other cases β€” including Love against Virginie (1967), which struck down Jim Crow’s laws against interracial marriage – since of these issues, only abortion involves the potential taking of what might be human life:

What clearly distinguishes the right to abortion from the rights recognized in the cases on which Roe and Casey rely is something that these two decisions recognized: abortion destroys what these decisions call “potential life” and that which the law at issue in this case regards as the life of an “unborn human being”. See Roe, 410 US, at 159 (abortion is “intrinsically different”); Casey, 505 US, at 852 (abortion is a β€œsingle act”). None of the other decisions cited by Roe and Casey involved the critical moral question posed by abortion. They are therefore inappropriate. They do not support the right to obtain an abortion, and therefore our conclusion that the Constitution does not confer such a right does not in any way weaken them.

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And to ensure that our decision is not misunderstood or misrepresented, we emphasize that our decision concerns the constitutional right to abortion and no other rights. Nothing in this notice should be construed as casting doubt on precedents that do not relate to abortion

One of the conservative judges who apparently agreed with Alito is Clarence Thomas, who is in an interracial marriage.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.




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