The DOJ is supposed to be apolitical. Even when it’s really political. What the DOJ is not supposed to do is go on a rant about a Supreme Court decision like it’s run by MSNBC. Unfortunately, that political norm is out the window to the cheers of the “political norms” and “attack on democracy” commentariat class.
Here’s what a DOJ press release looks like when the department is run by leftists who aren’t even bothering to pretend anymore.
The Justice Department announced today the establishment of the Reproductive Rights Task Force. The Task Force formalizes an existing working group and efforts by the Department over the last several months to identify ways to protect access to reproductive health care in anticipation of the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey
It’s not the DOJ’s to fight for abortion. Or to protect access to it once the Supreme Court issued its ruling that there’s no federal law to base it on.
But who listens to court rulings anyway? Republicans?
This would be bad enough, but then the DOJ press release goes full MSNBC.
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta will chair the Task Force,…
“As Attorney General Garland has said, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision is a devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States,” said Associate Attorney General Gupta. “The Court abandoned 50 years of precedent and took away the constitutional right to abortion, preventing women all over the country from being able to make critical decisions about our bodies, our health, and our futures. The Justice Department is committed to protecting access to reproductive services.”
This is the DOJ that Merrick Garland is running.
DOJ press releases are not supposed to read like partisan political rants. They’re not supposed to denounce the Supreme Court or issue personal opinions. But that’s all in the past now that we’ve gone fully woke. And the Biden DOJ remains fully committed to defying the Supreme Court and fighting for the right to kill.
So Biden’s DOJ is announcing that it will threaten states and try to sue them if they “infringe on federal legal protections relating to the provision or pursuit of reproductive care… Impair women’s ability to seek reproductive care in states where it is legal… Impair individuals’ ability to inform and counsel each other about the reproductive care that is available in other states… Ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA’s expert judgment about its safety and efficacy; or…
Impose criminal or civil liability on federal employees who provide reproductive health services in a manner authorized by federal law.”
The DOJ has zero authority to do any of these things. There’s no longer any federal authority for the DOJ to try and shut down state abortion legislation.
But this is Biden’s DOJ which is no longer pretending to be anything other than an arm of Planned Parenthood.
The Justice Department is working with external stakeholders such as reproductive services providers, advocates and state attorneys general. The Task Force will continue this important effort. It will also work with the Office of Counsel to the President to convene a meeting of private pro bono attorneys, bar associations and public interest organizations in order to encourage lawyers to represent and assist patients, providers and third parties lawfully seeking reproductive health services throughout the country.
Literally, an arm of Planned Parenthood and the abortion-industrial complex and the leftist activist networks.
It’s kind of enlightening to see what the DOJ can look like when its leftist appointees stop pretending that they work for anyone other than Bill Gates, George Soros and Warren Buffett.
The biographer of billionaire investor and donor Warren Buffett describes him as having “a Malthusian dread” of population growth among the poor. In 1964 he set up an Omaha foundation centered on stopping that growth, both domestically and abroad, and to this day, the New York Times summarizes, “most of the foundation’s spending goes to abortion and contraception.” Buffett and his first wife put several billion dollars into the foundation, making it the third largest in the country as of 2015. He heads it along with his children, and both its domestic and international programs are directed by veteran abortion activists. (For other causes, Buffett channels his money through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.)
Buffett has put time and energy as well as money into this issue. He and his investment partner and fellow donor Charlie Munger were quite involved in People v. Belous, a 1969 case paving the way for abortion in California on privacy grounds, which was cited during the Roe v. Wade debate. After abortion was allowed in California but still illegal in most states, Buffet and Munger set up a “church” which they dubbed the “Ecumenical Fellowship,” and used it as a kind of underground railroad to transport women to Los Angeles and other cities for quick abortions. The Buffett Foundation has even promoted the partial-birth method of abortion (in which a later-term child is partially delivered but dismembered before emerging from the birth canal). The foundation financed early lawsuits and legal work to overturn bans on partial-birth abortion. These went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before a federal ban ultimately was upheld.
Now the DOJ is just another subsidiary.