Thomas Massie Points Out an Inconvenient Truth about a Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal

The leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion pointing to the Court overturning Roe v. Wade, has made many on the Right rejoicing about the prospects of abortion policy being kicked back to the states.The original Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide using dubious legal reasoning, mind you. 

But with this decision potentially being overturned, states will now be empowered to craft abortion policies as they see fit. Red states would likely move to varying degrees of restriction, whereas blue states would likely gravitate towards abortion on demand. 

This fact has been lost on many leftists who believe that the overturning of Roe v Wade will somehow lead to a national abortion ban. 

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie recently poked holes at the logic Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey employed with regards to abortion.

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He tweeted, “If SCOTUS were to overturn #RoeVWade, it would return law making authority back to the legislatures. In fact, it seems unlikely that abortion laws would change in Massachusetts, so why are Senators Warren and Markey so apoplectic?”

Markey originally tweeted on May 2, 2022, “A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans. There is no other recourse. We must expand the court.”

Warren echoed similar sentiments in a tweet she posted on May 3:

 “I am angry because an extremist Supreme Court thinks they can impose their extremist views on all of the women of this country and they are wrong. I have seen the world where abortion is illegal. We’re not going back—not now, not ever.”

For elected officials who represent thoroughly leftist jurisdictions, Markey and Warren are being hysterical about a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade. For one, Massachusetts will not be subject to any federal abortion ban under this scenario. 

The US is already so polarized as it is, thereby making it incredibly difficult to pass wedge issues at the federal level. No federal abortion ban is coming anytime soon. Now, for red states, that’s another story.

Looking at this from the big picture, policy segregation is here to say. A Roe v. Wade reversal is just a reflection of the political realities of our time. In essence, red states pass their own pet legislation — gun rights, protection of life, low taxes etc — and blue states pass their key grievances items — abortion on demand, forced unionization, gun control, etc.

Federalism 101, folks. It’s what makes America great.