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Abortion adds to Biden's all-but-impossible to-do list

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By CHRIS MEGERIAN

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Either the abortion ban and mission creep in other areas will galvanise American women to vote with their ballot papers (or their feet, moving to Democrat states), or American women are going to lose some of their most basic rights on the watch of a Democrat president.

One option is to remove abortion from the equation and offer federal funds for any American to move from one state to another. If they don't reside in their new state for three years, they have to pay back the money, albeit slowly, month by month, as their income allows. It would offer extra funding for students doing a three year degree or workers shifting to new jobs, whilst allowing impoverished Americans to visit relatives and pay back the cash over time. And incidentally it would allow women a chance to get an abortion.

Or, the airlines could offer free flights from coathanger states to young women wanting an abortion, whenever they had seats free on any relevant flight.

It does seem that power on domestic US policy now lies with the Republican Supreme Court, and will for at least a generation. The president has more control over foreign policy, but it doesn't seem very democratic. No matter who Americans cast their votes for, the Republic Supreme Court will now decide how they live their lives.

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Some years back, I was part of a team that worked for awhile with a large-ish company that got itself in a large mess that cascaded quickly out of control (for a number of reasons). It took years and lots of money to stop the financial bleeding and to begin restoring the international reputation of the company. The CEO survived, even though the overall odds were against her.

I had a chance to talk to her about a year or so after things settled down. And I asked her what the biggest lesson that she took away from the experience. I remember her saying, without hesitation, that she trusted when she shouldn’t have.

I know that she could have spend a lesser part of an hour listing all the names of executives and management types, along with consultants and vendors of all shapes and sizes, that could/should have been blamed. She could have justifiably blamed prevailing international financial situations. And, theoretically, at least, could have partially blamed a former executive-turned-competitor.

And, therefore, it wouldn’t have been her fault.

Instead, she accepted responsibility. She had delegated when she shouldn’t have, and trusted staff experience in areas of expertise - at a particularly short and crucial time - that were misplaced. She admitted that it was her misjudgment, and that blame belonged with her.

True leadership is knowing that responsibility is in your control, rather than reverting to blaming what's seemingly out of your control. Accept responsibility. Even if things go horribly wrong.

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"The president is incredibly proud of what he’s already accomplished in 15 months of his presidency," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

She can't and she knows that every distraction they can throw in people's faces will give them some breathing space to help them dodge and distract from his lack of accomplishments.

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"...And now it’s become clear that Biden has no good options for 'preserving abortion access' as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade." I agree. He doesn't.

But when has that stopped him from making a worse decision, right?

Seems an opinion writer would know more than just his opinion, especial about things as basic as the Supreme Court, abortion, and the US constitution. But maybe we expect too much of ESL students trying to break into media propaganda? Maybe it has not confirmed it's gender! Well?

The constitution says nothing about abortion. Not in 1766 and not in 1973.

Hence, intruding itself into the issue of "abortion," with Roe vs Wade, that was an error. Just because it was made before many of you were born, does not change that.

You should consider yourselves lucky to be born at all, with a ruling like that, Honto ni!

That decision, made 50 years ago was an gregarious error.

By removing that decision, they are getting the FEDERAL Government OUT of what should be a woman's decision made with her husband, family, and her "spiritual what-ever." Getting the government out of the women's uterus, so to grossly speak.

Bill Clinton is NOT happy!

Government at the state level will step in, and they will probably try to regulate, for better or worse, human reproduction. Let's be honest; it is "woman's reproduction," because men are made the same way. And more, let's not say the mated egg and sperm are not "human." They will not develop into a whale, a cat or a turnip though some can fool ya! The wee human spends 9 months in "protective custody," with the woman who accepted the male sperm. Or with the 5% who were raped, had an "Oni-san! Oni-san" experience, worked a hostess club and went for the ichi-man yen special one hour service, whatever...

It isn't rocket science. It's simple biology. The kind that, as we have recently seen in Supreme Court confirmation of black Brown Katanji Jackson who doesn't know what Jack's son is, Supreme court justices are not qualified to determine biology.

It is best for all, especially that baby, if the judges bow-out and let the newly impregnated adults decide.

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"The president is incredibly proud of what he’s already accomplished in 15 months of his presidency," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

Name one.

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Joe is silly joke.

pathetic person.

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Lists of impossible tasks.

The list comes in the inherent job description for the executive. No matter the country.

There are many cyclicals to governance. But how you govern is all about the confidence that you build in those governed.

Confidence. Trust. Building some measure of success, against the odds.

Job description.

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“Where the hell is my party?" he said. Abortion opponents are winning, Newsom added. “We need to stand up. Where’s the counteroffensive?”

The neo-liberal policies of decades of Democrats from Clinton onward led to the rise of populism and Trump.

Thus letting him stack the courts.

It is a failure of the Democratic Party, of which Biden was an integral part.

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