The basic rules of American democracy provide a veto over national policy to a minority of the states.
One of the open secrets of US-American “democracy” is that the USA is not a democracy and (by the way) was never intended to be.
Backing women with their backs to the wall is a provocative and dangerous act on the right, and utterly ill-advised: what can’t really happen(moving into the past) is being made to pass by forcing the issue on a majority. The results, along with many other factors, will generate a revolutionary option that could tear the whole politics into civil strife. And the whole legacy here will end by tearing apart the Catholic Church along with the Christian religion itself.
The larger picture is that a settled ‘democracy’ no longer has a higher court, and is a rogue state.
In a general mix of calamities, capitalist depradations, imperialism, ecological calamity, and racist degeneration a whole state is under check with a next move moving into social insurrection.
Reproductive rights supporters vowed to fight against the ban that begins at fertilization and, like legislation in Texas, “creates a bounty-hunting scheme” for enforcement.
Two decades of divisive Court decisions have threatened our representative democracy, weakened the fundamental right to vote, undermined racial justice, and favored the interests of the wealthiest corporations and individuals at the expense of the rights of working people. It’s time to change the Court.
Within democratic societies, divisions are growing as a result of the spread of opinion media following the “Fox News model” and the spread of disinformation circuits that are amplified by the way social media functions. At the international level, democracies are being weakened by the asymmetry between open societies and despotic regimes that control their media and online platforms while waging propaganda wars against democracies. Polarisation on these two levels is fuelling increased tension.