So this was an actual argument made by the Biden administration during yesterday's Supreme Court hearings in which the Justices signaled the possibility that they might restrict abortion laws throughout the country:
U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, representing Biden's administration, said overturning [Roe v Wade] would be an "unprecedented contraction" of individual rights.
"The court has never revoked a right that is so fundamental to so many Americans and so central to their ability to participate fully and equally in society," Prelogar said.
Has, um... has the Biden administration ever even heard of the Dred Scott decision in 1857? Are they aware of what its findings were?
Let's spell it out for them:
Dred Scott v. Sandford ... was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that the United States Constitution was not meant to include American citizenship for people of African descent, regardless of whether they were enslaved or free, and so the rights and privileges that the Constitution confers upon American citizens could not apply to them. [emphasis added]
Is the Biden administration actually arguing that the revocation of federalized abortion rights would be a more dire development than the complete and total disenfranchisement of Americans with a certain skin color (nearly 4.5 million at that time)?
I mean, sure, the permanent disbarment of every black person in America was bad, no doubt about it... but kicking abortion laws back to the state legislators, you can't get any worse than that, apparently?
Is that the White House's official position on the matter??