Because those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it. In 1850, a black was not considered a human person entitled to rights.
Democrats have filibustered an opinion by Justice Alito, as spokesman for the Supreme Court majority. They call it “opinion” but there really is no higher legislative body. In other words, a majority of the Supreme Court is likely to vote to overturn a ruling on which the entire abortion edifice in the US is based.
If SCOTUS overturns Roe, abortion would instantly become illegal in 23 states (all of the South, such as Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin), i.e. pro-life states.
Abortion would be legal in 14 “Democratic” states, which are openly pro-abortion.
The remaining 13 states would go through legislative tensions until they aligned with either pro-life free states or pro-abortion slave states.
Clandestine organizations would operate in both “Americas” trying to close abortion clinics in pro-abortion states and others to facilitate the transport of women seeking abortion out of pro-life states.
The culture in pro-life states will evolve to the extent that the unborn are seen as individual human beings and, therefore, declared “unborn American citizens.” In the pro-abortion states, they will be considered the exclusive possession of the woman.
The question arises as to whether this political and legal distinction in how we define unborn human beings, which did not come about with Roe v. Wade, but which Alito’s opinion does venture to define, could lead the US into a second civil war?
The key to justice Alito’s opinion is that it defines the fetus as a human being.