In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned the controversial Roe vs Wade ruling from 1973. Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization restores to the states the ability to make laws concerning abortion. Abortion laws will now be determined by each state’s legislature.
The news rocked the political world. Violence against pregnancy centers erupted across the nation instigated by the far-left group called Jane’s Revenge. Pro-life groups which have sought to overturn Roe for decades, by contrast, were overjoyed at a victory decades in the making.
Reactions locally seemed mostly muted. A small group from Trinity Reformed Church in Cda held an impromptu family picnic to celebrate. At the same time, 2 protesters at Independence Point held signs saying “honk for women’s rights.”
Open Arms Real Choice Clinic in Coeur d’Alene, dedicated to giving women with unexpected or unwanted pregnancies resources and “real choices,” had no public comment on the decision.
The Coeur d’Alene community recently found itself in the middle of a national news cycle when members of the Patriot Front group were discovered trying to attend a local Pride event. The event turned into a culture wars battle scene, even though the majority of the Patriot Front members were out of state. Many attendees of Pride in the Park were also not from the local area.
However, when it comes to the Dobbs decision, the Coeur d’Alene community seems content to avoid another major spectacle. Supporters of both sides seem content to personally process the decision without a public performance.
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