The Supreme Court has steamrolled over its own precedent to effectively take away the right of Texas women to make decisions about their own health. The right to choose is under threat now more than it has been in decades.
If you’ve been paying attention to the dark-money capture of the Supreme Court in recent years, this abysmal decision does not come as a surprise. It’s what happens when anonymous donors committed to extremist causes control Republican SCOTUS appointments.
A torrent of dark money supported the nominations of Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Now we see why. Secret donors have long supported challenges to Roe v. Wade.
Now they’re getting just what they wanted, and this won’t be the end of it. With a 6-3 majority, the special interests controlling the federal judiciary will expect future rulings in their favor on climate, election challenges, union rights, and other important issues.
To change the course of the Supreme Court, we’ve got to fight to protect the Democratic majority in the Senate. That’s priority number one. I’m also keeping up the pressure on the dark-money donors and their front groups who control the conservative judicial apparatus when Republicans are in charge of the Senate. They may hold the court for now, but I’m dedicated to making sure that we won’t have a captured Court forever.