The w word

The ACLU too is throwing a heavy black wool veil over the word “women” in connection with the abortion issue. Yes, really, what business is it of women’s whether women can have abortions or not?

Here for instance:

On Monday night, Politico published a leaked draft of the highly anticipated Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The draft majority opinion, penned by Justice Samuel Alito, overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which has been on the books for nearly 50 years and has ensured abortion is a protected federal constitutional right. If this draft decision is issued as the official decision, it would be unprecedented and would take away a fundamental right for millions of people…

No, for millions of women. I bet the ACLU doesn’t play the “people” trick when it’s an issue that affects LGB people or African-Americans. I bet the ACLU isn’t squeamish about spelling out whose rights are being taken away when it’s anyone except women. It’s sheer All Lives Matterism, but they keep doing it anyway.

ACLU: Before we get into the details about the opinion, let’s reiterate that this is just a draft. How can people support folks who need access to abortion care now?

Brigitte Amiri: Yes, it’s just a draft; this isn’t an opinion. People who have abortion appointments scheduled today should go to their appointments and call your local clinic if you have questions.

Folks. People.

I did a count, as usual: 18 for people, 4 for women.

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