Media Matters: How Right-Wing Media Reacted To The Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Media Matters

Right-wing media celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, ending the constitutional right to abortion almost 50 years after it had been recognized. The ruling was the culmination of a decadeslong project on the right and was celebrated across conservative media outlets and on Twitter.

Many right-wing pundits downplayed the opinion’s significance, arguing that the court simply sent the matter back to the states in a narrow ruling and there is no risk of other rulings following suit (though Justice Clarence Thomas himself stated otherwise). Other commentators used the occasion to double down and call for a further rollback of rights, such as marriage equality and the right to purchase birth control. Others compared the end of Roe to landmark decisions that advanced civil rights, criticized businesses that support their employees’ reproductive care, and used anti-trans rhetoric to mock the importance of abortion rights.

The president of The Article III Project Mike Davis said the overturning of Roe v. Wade “is equivalent to Brown v. Board of Education.” Davis asserted that the Dobbs decision “is equivalent to Brown v. Board of Education,” the 1954 decision banning racial segregation, and described overturning Roe as “one of the most historic days at the Supreme Court.” [Real America’s Voice, War Room: Pandemic6/24/22]

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