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Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank argued that the overthrow of Roe v. Wade amounts to the terrorist attacks that took place on American soil on September 11, 2001.
In a column published Friday titled ‘Roe’s impending overthrow is a 9/11 attack on America’s social fabric,’ Milbank slammed lawmakers for their ‘myopic’ response to the court’s leaked draft majority opinion. supreme court that marked the end of decades before that legalized abortions at the federal level, blaming Republicans for putting so much emphasis on flight while slamming Democrats for “squabbling” over their vote on a bill. abortion law that was doomed to fail.
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“This small-bore response misses the sweeping societal change that Judge Samuel Alito and his co-conspirators are about to ram down Americans’ throats,” Milbank wrote. “Their jaw-dropping action may well change the course of the mid-terms, but more importantly, it upends who we are as a people.”
“Assuming small changes from the draft, flipping deer would be a shock to our way of life, the social equivalent of the 9/11 attacks (which shattered our sense of physical security) or the crash of 2008 (which destroyed our sense of financial security). As era decisions go, it’s Brown v. Board of Educationbut backwards: to take off a entrenched right that Americans have relied on for half a century. We remember Brown because it changed us forever, not because it changed the 1954 mid-term reviews,” Milbank continued.
The columnist sounded the alarm about the ripple effect that the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, warning that the inversion of other rights like same-sex marriage could be on the verge of falling.
“I hope voters punish Republicans in November for this attack on American freedom, and there’s evidence they will… But it took years (and a stolen seat or two) to build this Destructive Supreme Court. Construction backlash will need to be equally sustained,” Milbank wrote.
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Critics have criticized the column by equating the overthrow of Roe v. Wade to the 9/11 attack on social media.
“Comparing saving 630,000 lives a year with killing 3,000 in one day is probably the dumbest, most insulting take on Twitter I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot,” author Jennifer reacted. Greenberg. “You should apologize to the families of the 9/11 victims for using the deaths of their loved ones for propaganda purposes.”
“Or, and follow me on this, it’s not remotely 9/11 and you’re a disgusting hack for suggesting it,” RedState editor Joe Cunningham told Milbank.
“Nothing reminds me of 9/11 more than the Supreme Court saying you don’t have the inherent constitutional right to end innocent lives,” wrote Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy sarcastically.
“‘Not killing babies reminds me of 9/11,’ the reporter said,” Substack writer Jim Treacher tweeted.
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“Roe’s reversal is a 6/6 of 9/11 net neutrality, all wrapped up in a Hitler,” joked The Daily Wire’s Matt’s Idea Shop.
“I don’t read this nonsense, but I’m just impressed that he didn’t invoke slavery or the Holocaust in the title,” conservative writer AG Hamilton also tweeted.