We in California seldom have good news on the political front, but the week ending June 24 was a home run for the Constitution! Without going into the details, we had two long awaited victories with the Supreme Court with 6-3 opinions. First was the Second Amendment case out of New York that invalidated not only their restrictions on concealed weapons but also caught some of California’s restrictions in the process. Time will tell what will eventually happen in our state after our Democrat legislature tries to restrict gun ownership and the legal challenges to fight them. For now, it’s good news!
To top off the week, the long awaited decision on the Dobbs case out of Mississippi was handed down overturning Roe and Casey. Even Justice Roberts was with the majority sending regulation of abortion back to the states. But not to be stymied by SCOTUS, the California legislature is passing a constitutional amendment, SCA 10, to make abortion legal up to the moment of birth. It WILL be on the November ballot, and we need to start telling our friends and neighbors just how extreme this constitutional amendment is. You may remember the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell convicted of murder and manslaughter back in 2013. Fox News reported “ Former clinic employees testified that Gosnell routinely performed illegal late-term abortions past Pennsylvania's 24-week limit, that he delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering or breathing, and that he and his assistants "snipped" the newborns' spines, as he referred to it.” Yes, that’s gruesome. But, if SCA 10 is passed along with AB 2223 (also sure to pass), all that would be legal in California as long as the “snipping” occurred before the baby was fully delivered. Additionally, AB 2223 would prevent the coroner (the Sheriff in our case) from investigating such deaths. Sorry to close this otherwise joyful report with such horror, but you need to know how to respond when your neighbors say that this is just restoring a woman’s right to choose.
For now, the Supreme Court has ruled according to the Constitution has upheld our Second Amendment rights and has removed the blight of Roe v Wade’s imaginary right to privacy. Let’s be thankful.