Karine Jean-Pierre, the perpetually uninformed or ill-prepared White House press secretary, is getting roasted on social media for her lack of knowledge of basic civics.
Jean-Pierre, who (of course) has an Ivy League degree, claimed during a press briefing that the U. S. Supreme Court acted in an unconstitutional manner when it overruled Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs case.
According to Jean-Pierre, who seems to be fond of uptalk (i.e., an indecisive invisible question mark at the end of every sentence), “from day one, when the Supreme Court made this extreme decision to take away a constitutional right, it was an unconstitutional action by them, a right that was around for almost 50 years, a right that woman had to make a decisi on on their bodies and how they want to start their families…”
The decision in the Dobbs case returned abortion regulation to each state to determine individually, as Kansas did on Tuesday.
As Justice Samuel Alito wrote at the conclusion of the 6-3 majority opinion, “Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”
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